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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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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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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How do I increase the overall font size in GnuCash on Linux Mint?

Apparently GnuCash has no built-in way of increasing font size (I have absolutely no idea why). Googling suggests I should be able to increase system-wide gtk app font size with gnome-control-center, ...
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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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To specify the defaults fonts for chinese on linux mint

I do not like the default fonts for these languages in linux mint 17.1, but I like the fonts for the latin languages. I have downloaded, for instance, the chinese fonts AR PL UMing which I like ...
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English Fonts with Persian Glyph

I'm trying to solve this problem for sometime. In the title bar of my web browsers and places like that; If there is a Farsi (Persian) string, it is shown like **** or something similar. I searched ...
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Setting programming font in RHEL 5 + gvim

I am working on RedHat RHEL5. I want to change the font in GVIM. The only font format that my GVIM accepts is *-courier-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-m-*-* It refuses to use Courier\ New or ...
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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 ...
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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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Why are the fonts all screwy for remote X11 apps on one Mac client?

I have two Mac OS X clients, both running XQuartz 2.1.6 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple33). When I SSH into a remote linux system enabling X11 forwarding and launch gnome-terminal, on one Mac the terminal ...
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How can I set the default font size for all Qt5 apps?

I run Gnome, which has pretty good support for my HiDPI screen. However, when I run QT apps I can't seem to find a way to scale the fonts. Is there a way to do this without installing a full version ...
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Use a specific font for emojis

i’d like to use the pretty Segoe UI Symbol emoji. I installed the font by copying it over from my windows install, and awesomely enough, my system falls back to it for all emoji that my main font ...
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How to determine “native” sizes for bitmapped fonts?

I have installed Emacs24 (emacs24-lucid from wheezy-backports) on an otherwise stable Debian system, and I run it under X11 Under X11, Emacs24 displays some font families, such as ProFontIIx, as ...
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How do I fc-match font of some particular encoding?

I was having a hard time setting font for xterm to use. I managed to do it with font resourse: xterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-r-*--20-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-* But I wonder what is the corresponding ...
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Where are the default font preferences in a modern Unix desktop stored (those which affect the choice of the font by an uncustomized Emacs 24)?

My situation and my question are like the ones in http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2012-06/msg00183.html: after the recent upgrade to emacs 24.x (...) my font size is too large ...
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How can I make a psf font for the console from a otf one?

I want to use the Inconsolata font in the tty console, but I need to generate a psf font for that. I found that there are two tools that should help me otf2bdf and bdf2psf. But everytime I try to use ...
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Emacs — terrible font spacing [closed]

System: Archlinux latest Emacs: 24.3 Emacs Config config: https://github.com/jilen/prelude Seems emacs cannot handle Ligatures
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How do I set default font for all Qt5 applications?

In Qt4, there used to be a tool called qtconfig that allowed you to set the fonts and other stuff. It also picked up the settings from KDE4's control panel. I'm working with Qt5 now (binary ...
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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 can I configure xlock to find fonts?

Is it possible to make xlock to find fonts on my computer automatically? Namely, when I start xlock, it says xlock: can not find font: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-*, using fixed... In my ...
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Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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What's the difference between config fonts in /etc/fonts/conf.d and gnome-tweak-tool?

I can change the hinting and sub-pixel settings from /etc/fonts/conf.d or gnome-tweak-tool. What's the difference of those two methods? It seems to me that google-chrome and gnome-terminal changes ...
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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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urxvt not loading xft font from ~/.Xdefaults

Some basic details: archlinux 3.9.3-1 xmonad 0.11 urxvt 9.18 I can get urxvt to load my desired font manually using: urxvt -fn "xft:Ubuntu Mono" However, I'm unable to get this font to load ...
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How to test whether a file is a font file

I have several thousands of automatically saved web-pages, proceeding from different sources. Many of the web-pages have embedded fonts in files like *.woff, *.eot, *.ttf, and *.svg. I'd like to ...
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How to I change GNOME 3.8 top bar font?

It can not be changed through GNOME Tweak Tool, so anyone know the answer?
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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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what does *-*-c-*-*-* mean in a font-setting

I often see Fonts being set like this: (e.g. in dmenu or bar-ain't-recursive) -*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-c-*-*-* what does these *-c*-* sign mean? I really don't get it...
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Which fonts preinstalled on Linux are the same as that on Windows 7+?

Which fonts are common in default Linux and Windows installation? Are there any? Do these operating systems share any identical fonts? Or all fonts are different and there are no common fonts in ...
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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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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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Set default font size in Emacs 23.4?

I use the following in my .emacs to set my default font to Ubuntu Mono: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :font "Ubuntu Mono") However, the defauly font size is too tiny for me. In my menubar I see ...
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What is the GNOME Classic Monospace font?

I am moving to Cinnamon from GNOME Classic. I would like to bring the terminal font from GNOME. In Cinnamon the fixed width system font is also called Monospace but it looks different. Is there ...
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.Xresources font names

Many references describing the manipulation of bitmap font face and size for xterm via the ~/.Xresources config file suggest the use of an entry like XTerm.VT100.font: ...
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missing symbols or unicode character?

Once I finished installing elementary OS, it's all good. After I did some changes for language, and switched it back, some symbols(unicode character?) are missing from terminal those are two of ...
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Emacs change font of a single word (or sentence), not of the whole buffer

Somehow I don't find a way of changing the font size of a specific string of text. I know how to do it globally or temporarily for the whole buffer.Changing the default font is not the issue here. ...
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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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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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Debian Squeeze does not add OTF Fonts

I am trying to add a few OTF fonts to my debian system. I copied the font folder in question over to /usr/share (cp -R /home/morris/Desktop/Collected\ Fonts /usr/share/fonts) and ran fc-cache -f -v ...
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How can I configure /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf to use specific a) font and b) keyboard layout?

I recently installed kmscon on my system. Now I want to configure it to use a different keyboard layout (neo2) and, while I am at it, a different font, too. I stumbled across this question here when ...
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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 ...