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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Weird font rendering in Debian GNU/Linux

I'm using Debian 8 Jessie with the Xfce4 desktop environment. I however have this weird font rendering issue where two characters are standing too close to each other. Please see the image here: ...
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Missing unicode characters

I've just switched from KDE to lightweight slim+xmonad environment and my fonts are not rendering correctly. I use DejaVu font family (default for Debian 7.x) which supports all characters I need (...
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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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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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How to find out which unicode codepoints are defined in a TTF file?

I need to automate a process of verification which Unicode characters have actual glyphs defined for them in a True Type Font file. How do I go around doing that? I can't seem to find information on ...
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Unable to view some fonts properly in Debian 8.2

I am using Debian 8.2 on my intel core2duo,4 Gib ram but having problem in viewing some of the fonts as shown below. I am facing this problem only with Debian. I have tried Fedora, Mint, and Ubuntu ...
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How to fix Fontconfig error

Whenever Fontconfig is run by an application (in my specific case, Civ V in steam), it outputs this error: Fontconfig error: "/usr/local/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-...
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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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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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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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Text display issues - certain applications only show a and _

I'm using a Debian 8 with testing repositories and i3wm. Quite a while ago some applications (vlc, ownCloud client, qbittorrent, teamspeak3) started to only display 'a's and underscores as dialog and ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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How do I control which “form” of a font family is used by default in Google Chrome?

I recently installed the Roboto font in Arch Linux using aur/ttf-roboto. For some reason, Google Chrome picks Roboto Thin instead of Roboto Regular, whereas Firefox picks the Regular one: I'd ...
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Fonts not being displayed correctly in Linux Mint 17.2 32bit

I have been using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela for a while now, but often it is the case that fonts are not rendered correctly in the file explorer and in the web browser window. I mean something similar ...
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Weird crippled letters in GTK windows

I have recently discovered this bug which often occurs after I run a memory-sensitive application (such as Chromium). It somehow affects GTK - some letters in all GTK-based UIs become weirdly messed ...
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Wine anti aliasing doesn't work

I'm using infinality for my font rendering on my Arch machine. (And yes, I've installed the multilib packages.) My fonts are beautiful everywhere except in Wine since anti aliasing does not work out ...
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Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux mangles ligatures “ff”, “fl”, “fi” and “ffl”

I am running Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 computer with 8 GB RAM. Today I noticed that quite often, when Firefox encounters the text sequences "ff", "fi", "fl" and "ffl", it merges ...
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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... http://i.stack....
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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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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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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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How to change temporarily font size in text console in openSUSE?

I found several answers already but all of them are focused on changing size for good, i.e. at Lilo/Grub level. I don't want this though. So, key issues: changing size on-fly, I would like to ...
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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 to install many fonts at once on Linux?

I just switched over from Windows to Linux Mint. However, as I do web design, there are many fonts on my Windows hard disk that I would want to carry over to my Linux installation. It is possible to ...
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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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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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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

my font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com (see picture). I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration doesn't seem to work, how can I ...
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Where can I find a modern version of the “rock” (or “t”) console typeface?

Back in the Slackware and RedHat-pre-Fedora days, there was a console font called, at times, "rock", or "t". I've searched for this many times, but can't find any reference to it. I thought it would ...
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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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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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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 increase font size in KDE?

I have increased the font size by going to System Settings -> Font. This changed it for some applications like Konsole and File explorer. But this doesn't reflect in other applications like Firefox ...
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xterm width and height with regard to number of pixels NOT number of characters

On X window system (TWM) of my Ubuntu 12.04, xterm has width of 484 pixel and height of 316 pixel, and its geometry is 80x24, based on xwininfo. On X window system (TWM) of my LFS 7.9, xterm has with ...
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Text as block on Kali Linux Rolling after apt-get upgrade [closed]

I just installed Kali Linux Rolling and I run apt-get upgrade. When it finished on the tweak tool on the appearance tab in the cursor option, I get this text "Adwaita [][][][][][][][][]" instead of "...
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Devanagari (combined) words are not displaying correctly

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS with GNOME 3 Flashback installed. Combined devanagari fonts like: श्री is not displaying (and hence printing) correctly. Example- The latter should be displayed as follows: ...
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cluster-ssh: specify terminal font

In my cssh config file, I have: terminal_font=6x13 this default font is too small for me. man cssh says, I can specify other font size with the -f argument, while using "standard X font notation"....
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Font/SSH interaction?

I use tmux, and tmuxline which uses the powerline fonts to look pretty. The problem is that when I ssh into a server, the font doesn't work. I installed the fonts as according to these ...
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How to minimize the use of anti-aliased fonts across all my desktop environment and applications?

I have configured some applications (Emacs, xfce4-term) to use bitmapped fonts, and disabled hinting/anti-aliasing. But there are still a lot of anti-aliased fonts in my GUI desktop (xfce4). If I ...
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Free fonts with U+0CA0 (ಠ) character?

The glyph ಠ comes from the alphabet of Kannada, a language which I do not speak, and if it weren't for the Internet as it exists, I wouldn't care to have any of its glyphs. I recently discovered that ...
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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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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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non-smooth fonts in Fedora's gnome

I don't know is that only my problem or not but I have a little eyestrain when using Fedora (19) with Gnome 3(.8) compared to Ubuntu, Linux mint or Windows. Maybe the problem is caused by font ...