A font is an entire set of glyphs that make up a typeface. Installing a font allows the user to use that font in order to change the appearance of text on an output device such as a screen or printer.

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Xft font specification in Rxvt: is it a client-side or server-side font?

I have a headless Gentoo box and would like to run X app on it but forward the display to a Cygwin Xorg server running on my Windows PC. It works but I am not sure in this case if I specify some ...
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Emacs font size changes frame size?

I'm using emacs 23.1.1. I set the font size in my .emacs with (set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 100) The problem is that my emacs is now really small. The outer box (what I call a window and ...
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Swedish unicode characters in xdm / xlogin

I decided to localize my XDM login screen but I'm stuck with corrupted Swedish characters. I'm using Debian Wheezy with the following /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources Xcursor.theme: whiteglass ...
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Can Microsoft fonts be bought and included in the Linux core? [closed]

Is it possible for the Linux community to buy the rights for the Microsoft fonts so that they can be included in every distribution (or with distributions that would like to include them)? Would ...
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Deciding on a font, and determining the proper notation

I have an X11 program that allows you to set a font. It apparently accepts the 'standard' X Logical Font Description. This notation is fairly obscure, and while the document I linked to mentions it, ...
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Install Ubuntu's font in other OSes?

Ubuntu has its own font for its UI in the past couple of releases. Is there a way to get this font in other GNU/Linux distros? Does the font come in its own file?
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Setting console font in vconsole.conf does not work (systemd)

I am trying to set a different default console font for my new Arch Linux installation (using systemd). I set up my vconsole.conf in /etc as so: KEYMAP=us FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 I rebooted and saw ...
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Meaning of different tokens in a font config string

I have seen lines like the one below, in a number of config files (xmobar has one of these and dmenu too has this) '-*-fixed-*-*-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-*-*' What is the meaning of each token which is ...
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Tips for improved font rendering and readability in Ubuntu with KDE

I am having difficulty using Kubuntu (or GNOME) for work because text readability is quite poor (read headache inducing) compared to Windows Vista/7 and OS X. Any tips on how to improve font rendering ...
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How do I permanently increase the font size in mrxvt?

The Ctrl+= hotkey increases the font size for the current session in mrxvt. What configuration option will increase the font size permanently?
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How to increase the TTY fontsize?

I have a fedora machine, I am used to working on CLI since I had CRT monitor, after switching to TFT - the experience is not the same I had with CRT, the font is smaller now. How to change it?
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Java doesn't show menu text

I startet netbeans/intelliJ/squirrelSQL after I didn't use it for a few days/weeks and now the menu doesn't show text. There are just the underlineds. My system: ArchLinux (everything up to date, ...
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How to check corrupt and duplicated fonts on Linux?

I need to find software that can detect duplicate fonts out of a folder, and be able to tell if a font file is corrupted. Needs to be command line so I can script it for situations, although if you ...
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change fonts of applications in dwm

I'm currently using dwm 6.0 and I was wondering how I could change the font of programs like Firefox. I already changed the font given in the config.h and recompiled it but it didn't change anything. ...
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Change the default font size for single account in KDE

Recently, I got a new wide screen monitor and had to change my desktop size. Now when I log in, the font size for window titles, buttons, task bar items, etc. is too big. In fact, sometimes it is ...
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Hindi fonts in xterm

xterm fails to display the Indian fonts (Hindi). Instead, it displays the garbage character. I'm using xterm version 293 on LFS I copied sample hindi text from here
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How to configure fonts on a remote X connection (XDMCP vs. ssh)?

Connecting to a remote Solaris 10 system over X11 I observe inconsistent behavior regarding the used fonts. I am connecting from a Cygwin/X system. When I connect using ssh forwarding like this $ ...
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Changing monospace fonts system-wide

By default, the monospace font for my distribution (Trisquel) is Font A. I would like to change it to font B. Some time ago, I managed to make a partial change to Font C, but I have since forgotten ...
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Qt programs have Greek fonts on one Debian account (QtConfig, Virtualbox and VLC)

Update: I have created a new user via adduser and Virtualbox fonts are OK there. This does not solve my problem, however... I still don't know what is going on and I'd like my own user account to have ...
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Fedora: Adding extra fonts in a safe manner

I installed few free fonts from smashingmagazine.com on my Fedora 14 laptop. I didn't like them much so I removed them from /usr/share/fonts using rm -f. The consequence was that my Google Chrome ...
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Terminal charset / font

I want to write a game which runs in a terminal. I do some terminal coloring and wanted to use some unicode characters for nice ascii art "graphics". But a lot of unicode characters aren't supported ...
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Ligatures missing in some PDFs

I have some PDFs which, when viewed in readers under Linux (tried atril from MATE and evince from GNOME), the ligatures (e.g. fi, fl) are missing, as can be seen from the example (it should be ...
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What is the default font for Grub in Ubuntu and Fedora?

I was wondering what the name of the font is for the grub set by default after installation in Ubuntu and Fedora (they are different ones). Any help would be great!
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X.org missing fonts

I have a font installed (7x14, part of the xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps package), which I would like to use in my xterm. Problem is, X won't let me. X seems to pick up the font dir: # grep -A 3 FontPath ...
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Fonts way to big with Awesome WM

I previously tried to use KDE with Awesome WM, and currently try just to use Awesome WM. I use a Vicious battery widget and nm-applet for networking. It works pretty well. However, all my fonts are ...
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Emacs complains: font 'serif 10' is not defined

I am running Linux Mint 12 and trying to start emacs but keep getting this error: font 'serif 10' is not defined It seems obvious to me that I don't have the correct font. However, I cannot for ...
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Find font file from font name on Linux

I have a font with the name Media Gothic. How can I find the file name of that font in Linux? I need to copy that file to another system. I've tried: find /usr/share/fonts/ -name '*media*' But this ...
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How can I find the default (font) resource XTerm is using?

If I launch xterm with its default bitmap fonts and then select the 'Large' font from the 'VT Fonts' menu (via ctrl+right mouse), I get a very usable bitmap font with apparently good Japanese ...
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How to install fonts for X?

I would like to setup a Linux system with ScrotWM as the window manager, but I noticed that X is aware of only a few fonts. I would like to have UTF-8 fonts that support multiple languages, including ...
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How can I customize the look of Thunderbird's mailbox list, message list, and headers?

Mozilla Thunderbird's message list, mailbox list, and headers use a font size that is so large, I can barely see any content in the message preview pane. I'd like to reduce these to 10px, and reduce ...
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How to install xfontsel on Fedora 13? Any alternative?

I need xfontsel to select right font for xterm. But its not installed. I tried yum but it returned Warning: No matches found for: xfontsel No Matches found I googled for xfontsel source code ...
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Google Chrome Monospace Fonts Hard to Read

In Google Chrome on Ubuntu, I find it hard to read code. How can I change the font settings to make it easier to read?
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Bitmap Font data as array in C

I need to convert some X11 bitmap fonts to an array in C for a 128x64 OLED Display. I saw some fonts like /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/9x15-ISO8859-1.pcf.gz The result should look like /* Standard ...
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Changing fonts for the Smuxi application

I was checking out the graphical IRC client smuxi, which I had never heard of before. This application appears to be a GNOME application. Anyway, how do I change the default font on this app? The ...
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What tool can preview console font?

I don't know about the console font format, for a normal truetype font, I could use gnome-font-viewer to preview it, but what about console font? If I don't switch back to another tty, and use setfont ...
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How do I restore my console default font, and why has it changed?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, and I use my console a lot. Today I discovered that its font was changed; specifically, this screen is from yesterday: and this is from today: First of all, any idea of ...
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extract bounding box dimensions for TrueType font

On Linux, I can easily extract the height / width / ascent / descent dimensions of Xorg fonts via xlsfonts, e.g. $ xlsfonts -ll -fn 9x15 | egrep 'bounds|max' bounds: width left right ...
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Difference between wine-wingdings and wingdings?

Is there any difference between wine-wingdings and wingdings (the true-type font available with Microsoft Windows)? By difference, I just mean is there any symbol that could be represented by ...
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Changing TTY font to a non-default font

I found two ways to change the TTY font: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup editing /etc/default/console-setup Either way I'm limited to the fonts in /usr/share/consolefonts (I'm using Debian). How ...
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What are the purposes of the different types of XWindows fonts?

In my /usr/share/fonts/ I have four sub-directories categorizing types of fonts: cmap truetype type1 X11 The command fc-list produces a list of them. Are these different categories for specific ...
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Why do fonts in Debian not look as beautiful as in Ubuntu

I changed my OS from Ubuntu to Debian but I found that fonts do not look as beautiful as they used to anymore. Especially in stackexchange, every character grows thick and bold and not smooth. How ...
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openBSD w/ KDE 3.5 - no text in menus or any gui's

I just installed KDE 3.5 on my new openBSD 5.4 i386 box. At the moment I don't know that much about openBSD or Unix. For that matter, this is my learning-box. I installed KDE from a mirror, and when ...
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My ~/.Xresources is disabling gtk antialiasing

When booting into my window manage (xmonad), gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xdefaults (it fails to parse the variable names as colors ...
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Is it possible to show mathematical symbols in the terminal?

I want to do some program that can help me to check scientific formulars via terminal. It is possible or not if i want to show mathematical symbols (e.g. integral, diff Greek's Alphabets) on Linux's ...
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How can I get better-looking fonts in my terminal (URxvt)?

I've noticed that the fonts in URxvt look a little bit low-res compared to fonts that I see in my browser, for example. I was wondering how could I fix my .Xdefaults file to make the fonts have a ...
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Font letter spacing issue with PhantomJS/wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu

I'm using PhantomJS/wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to convert HTML to PDF and get very strange letter spacing errors. For instance, the internal distance between es and xa seems very random and ...
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Turning off subpixel antialiasing in Gnome 3 on Debian

I'm trying out the secondary monitor with portrait layout, and I want to disable subpixel font antialiasing. I have both turned it off to "Grayscale" in gnome-tweak-tool and created a symlink to ...
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How do I change the font size when using lp on Linux?

I used to send files in Unix to a printer with lp, and used -ofp16.16 or -ofp12 to change the size of the fonts. This does not work on Linux; what should I use instead?
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How to make a bitmap font for *nix environments?

I have been softy on windows as a font tool to make a bitmap font, it's essentially a modified version of profont I keep using, mostly because the original version is not perfect to me. I also made a ...
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Find the best font for rendering a codepoint

How to find the appropriate font for rendering unicode codepoints ? gnome-terminal find that characters like «🉃⼼😻🕲🝤» can be rendered with fonts like Symbola rather than my terminal font or the ...