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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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How do I change the screen font size when using a virtual terminal

Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F1. The text is far too small. How do I change the screen resolution to get a larger font?
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Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig

I am running Xubuntu 12.04. I installed Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. For some reason, websites that use Helvetica Neue display fine, but those who use Helvetica have some issues... ...
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Problem when changing the font size in nedit

Whenever I open Nedit, the following error appears ---- Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type FontStruct Cannot convert string ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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Russian characters instead of French or German, with Helvetica font

I was having problems with websites requiring the Helvetica family-font in their css: all special french and german characters were replaced by unrelated russian characters. That put me on the track ...
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Changing order of font style

Is it possible to change the order of font style? In qtconfig-qt4, the default style was no longer Regular. Is it possible to re-order it? Maybe with something in /etc/fonts/conf.d? Anyone know ...
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Xtightvnc: Ubuntu gnome-session-fallback: Fonts problem

I'm running a tightvnc server on Ubuntu 11.04 with a Gnome fallback session. Things seem to work fine except that when I try launching an application that needs xfonts-100dpi. All application menus ...
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Effect if any of changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH environnment variable on emacs fonts?

The rendering of my emacs fonts changes if I define a specific list of directories under the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable just before I call emacs. I changed this because I wanted to use emacs ...
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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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imagemagick display: different text in font preview

The awesome display command from imagemagick allows me to preview fonts: display ~/.fonts/font.ttf However, the text is always the same ('That which does not destroy me, only makes me stronger'). ...
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Can I install some debs from Ubuntu on Debian Squeeze to get nice font rendering?

I have both Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04 machines; the font rendering in 10.04/10.10 is beautiful out of the box but Squeeze is still ugly even after hours and hours of messing with ...
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Font rendering - Infinality patches on Ubuntu

There is a Ubuntu PPA https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter= with patches for Infinality оn Freetype and Cairo for 11.04 11.10 12.04 12.10 13.04 But the updates ...
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Fontconfig default unavailable font selection, How is it defined in the XML configs? Couldn't locate in documentation

I've worked with Fontconfig previously, and understand how to do most of the common configurations. All my aliases work as expected, and I'm almost completely finished. I'm trying to set the default ...
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Unable to open EPS files

I am unable to open eps files in my machine. I have attached the screenshots of what happens when try to view a eps file with default pdf viewer and ghost script viewer (gv). The condition is same ...
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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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MS Core Fonts download?

I'm looking for the MS core fonts. I can't find any good Linux downloads. All I can find are Windows installers; you have to download one for each font, then go through a huge process to get ...
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Why is my interface font larger with LibreOffice than with other GTK applications?

I installed LibreOffice and the libreoffice-gtk package. The GUI has the same appearance as other GTK applications, however, the fonts in the interface appear to be 1.5 to 2 times larger than those in ...
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Smooth font rendering with xmonad in linux mint

I am using the xmonad windows manager under Linux Mint 13 and is lacking a smooth font rendering. Under MATE or Cinnamon, the fonts are smoothed, and choosing the session xmonad with Gnome, fonts ...
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Detecting which font should be used

I am wondering how a system knows which font should be used for an output. E.g. recently I was setting up my Debian for Japanese support, so first: installed Japanese locale, then a package with ...
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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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Improve Fedora 17 fonts

Having installed Fedora 17, the fonts still not feel smooth enough... I've tried this, and they improved a lot, still I don't get Windows like smoothness. Using a Java IDE, called intellij so font ...
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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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Font list not refreshing in apps in debian

I copied a bunch of .ttf and otf fonts into ~/.fonts, made sure permissions where set to my user/group and ran fc-cache ~/.fonts. Opened up GIMP and Geany but the fonts aren't available. Any idea ...
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Fonts bug in terminal (Arch)

I' ve installed droid fonts, after that in terminal I see the word not well, someone is on another As you can see the problems are especially with 'm' and 'w' What's the problem?
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Linux Mint 12 font glitches

All fonts in the Mint 12 installation are displayed with glitches, especially the numbers and symbols. This started happening after switching between some of the default themes. No other changes ...
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Debian Console Font with Nvidia Drivers?

On my Debian Squeeze (6.x) installation my system had a nice small login shell font (terminus??) but after installing the nvidia drivers for my machine it boots up using a very chunky font (on a 24 ...
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How to block glyph fallback on Linux?

I want to block font substitution in specific apps on Linux, but my research indicates that it might be controlled only at the system level, probably with fontconfig. I have found some discussion of ...
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After restarting Chromium, fonts are malformed

As I mention in the title, everything works great until I restart Chromium. Then the fonts appear as in the screenshot. The weird is that only the tab title and the link is malformed. And it wont fix ...
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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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Printing PDF with not embedded TrueType Font (cups / lpr)

I have a PDF in which the TrueType font OCRB is used, however the font is not embedded. So I tried to install the font on my system (which is by the way a SLES11 SP2), I did the following things: ...
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How can I get full Unicode font coverage for Gentoo Linux?

I've installed over 159 new fonts, all that were possible in Gentoo mirror. But even then, gnucharmap doesn't have: Arabic mathematical alphabet symbols 01ee00 1eebb Arabic Extended-A ࢠ ࣾ Chakma ...
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Problem when I use the webdings font in firefox or inkscape

I installed the webdings font in my computer, and it works well with LibreOffice. But when I use the webdings font in a local html page : it doesn't work, the following unicode character is diplayed ...
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How to change font substitutions in kpdf?

I'm trying to read a pdf that was created with MSWord using Garamond and kpdf is substituting 'Deja Vu Sans'. But I've got Palladio! Where can I change it?
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How do I use this .ttf file as my terminal font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD Ubuntu Server, set terminal font to a custom ttf font? I'm using Linux Mint 13, with Cinnamon. I have a .ttf file ...
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Fedora 17 : Cannot open font file True

Each time I login to Fedora 17, no GUI, just a console, I notice this error: Cannot open font file True I have followed some tutorial on web to fix this problem, but still cannot. Here some steps ...
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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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Can I change the font of terminal?

I have a Un*x OS installed without desktop, I wonder if it is possible to change the font of terminal.
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Trying to install fonts on Linux Mint Lisa, but it looks like I have a permissions or ownership problem

I downloaded the Source Code Pro family of fonts, but cannot install them via the Font Viewer. If I give myself admin powers, I can manually add them to the rest of the fonts, so I'm guessing it's a ...
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How to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
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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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How to fix up fonts displaying only in bold or italic after copying Windows/Fonts?

In order to fix up the broken display of some Word (Windows) files in LibreOffice, I copied over the entire /windows/Fonts path to file:// (using dolphin via kdesu). The file displays better, but now ...
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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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Change font color and shadow from titlebar in window manager

I'm trying Linux Mint Debian Edition XFCE, and want to use a specific theme; only drawback - the font color and font shadow are unreadable, how can I change them? Also the active/inactive color window ...
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How do I use a font in .ttc format as the console font?

I rather dislike the available tty fonts and would rather use Menlo, which is what I use in OS X's Terminal. Menlo is in a .ttc format, but (from the contents of /usr/share/consolefonts) Linux seems ...
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How to find out how fc-match matches?

When I run fc-mach Sans, it returns DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book" but if it is run like fc-match "Sans " or fc-match "Sans 9" it returns unifont.ttf: "unifont" "Medium". I prefer to always use ...
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Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf

I can specify the default font family used to display a particular language in X by editing .fonts.conf in my user directory (or editing the global /etc/fonts/fonts.conf). However, I've not been able ...
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How to make Chinese characters display properly on Chromium

When I use Iceweasel (Debian version of Firefox), I can see Chinese characters found on this page, but not when using Chromium. I instead see rectangles. This is on Debian 7 (Wheezy).
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Disable bold font in urxvt

I want to disable the bold font in my urxvt config (.Xresources). xterm has the option allowBoldFonts. Is there a similar option for urxvt? I can't find anything similar.
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Using ~/.fonts.conf to change the weight of monospace fonts

On OS X, monospaced fonts are slightly more weighted than the other fonts. This (I feel) helps bring out the colors more vividly. Since I am on Linux, I'm trying to replicate the behavior. I'm ...
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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, ...