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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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, ...
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Change font in echo command

Is it possible to change the font attributes of the output of echo in either zsh or bash? What I would like is something akin to: echo -n "This is the font: normal " echo -n $font=italic "italic," ...
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Why do some characters show as squares in Chrome?

For example in the dev tools I get something like: Some of these squares are at the end of lines, initially I thought they were carriage returns but it turns out they aren't. Also, squares appear ...
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Tiny font on Fedora 16

I'm finding that several programs have tiny font with Fedora 16. Google Chrome, for example, has miniscule font in the tabs. MATLAB has tiny font in the menus (File, Edit, etc.) I have the "larger ...
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List of available fonts with samples

I want to list all installed fonts on my system and view them to choose one for some purpose. How is that possible? Is there a program, which can provide sort of gallery of installed fonts?
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Terminal Character Encoding Issue BitchX

I ran BitchX on three different Linux OS-es because I got this weird � (question mark) on two of them (Linux OpenSUSE 11.4 and BackTrack 5 R1) using yakuake/konsole (OpenSUSE) and terminator/tilda (BT ...
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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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missing pieces of certain letters in text in Linux Mint [closed]

My problem is that as I type this message, in the second word, "problem", there are horizontal slices of missing bits in both the l and the m. Following perusal of a similar question on the askUbuntu ...
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Chromium does not honer Fontconfig fallbacks? Can I set it for that? Or manually specify?

Chromium is not honoring font matching, set by Fontconfig. If webpage CSS specifies fantasy, Chromium chooses Impact. Fontconfig Configuration for fantasy, $ fc-match fantasy ...
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Ubuntu Server, set terminal font to a custom ttf font?

I would like to change the system (console) font of my ubuntu server to a custom (downloaded) font. Is this possible? I've tried to use: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup but the only allows me to ...
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how to make XTerm never use bold characters?

I am trying to make XTerm to never use a bold font, and nothing seems to work. I put settings in ~/.Xresources and then run xrdb ~/.Xresources and then start a new XTerm. This is what I try: ...
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Can GRUB font size be customised?

I would like to reduce the size of the font of GRUB boot loader. Is it possible and so how?
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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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Problem Installing .ttf with FontConfig, in userdir for user account, running RHEL

I'm trying to install TTF fonts, for a normal user account, on my RHEL5.4 box The steps I followed are : $ cd ~ $ mkdir .fonts $ cd .fonts $ wget -q ...
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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 list console and kernel fonts?

I have a number of console fonts installed in /lib/kbd/consolefonts/ installed. How do I list them (obviously all I can do, is just look at the filenames, but not at a list at available fonts). How ...
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Font size issues with Emacs in linum-mode

I am using Emacs 23. linum-mode works well if using with default settings. But if I increase the font size, the numbers cannot be displayed. It seems the the frame to display the line numbers is not ...
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Is there a unix command line tool that can analyze font files?

Given a directory of font files (TTF and OTF) I'd like to inspect each font and determine what style (regular, italic, bold, bold-italic) it is. Is there a command line tool for unix flavored ...
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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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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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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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Convert .bdf/.pcf font to .psf(u) for using as consolefont?

I am using Arch Linux. Is it possible to convert a BDF or PCF font to a PSF font for use in console/CONSOLEFONT in rc.conf? I haven't found anything that can do it,except bdf2psf which I got the ...
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Improve the font rendering in Fedora

I was using Ubuntu and recently moved to Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. I am not at all impressed with the subpixel smoothing and fonts in Fedora. How do I improve the readability and quality?
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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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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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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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Italics in Emacs on a text terminal (rxvt-unicode)

I am using Emacs running in an urxvt, and I cannot get italics to work in Emacs although the terminal supports it. Here’s my current setup: I haven’t set $TERM, so it is the default ...
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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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VNC: Text/fonts not showing up on XFCE tip of day window?

Using FreeBSD 8.2. Setup a vncserver on my FreeBSD machine. Accessing it from Windows using Tightvnc Viewer. Most fonts show up fine. However my Xfce tip of the day window shows up blank. If I ...
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Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD

I have a monospace .ttf font I really like (UbuntuBeta Mono). Is there any way I can use it (or convert first and then use, if needed) for the console in freeBSD? I know there is ...
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How do I add Xft suppport to dwm?

I would like to use the inconsolata font in dwm's statusbar. Right now my config.h is set up like so using terminus: static const char font[] = "-*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"; I ...
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rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only

Using rxvt-unicode-9.11 and mc-4.7.5.2, and using zsh-4.3.11 as my login shell, I find that I get strange characters, eg â instead of lines being drawn. Interestingly however, launching urxvt from ...
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Increase font size in rxvt-unicode without editing ~/.Xdefaults

I am a loyal Linux fan who has been spending a lot of time using iTerm on a mac lately. One thing I really like about the mac, and iTerm in particular, is the ability to use a keyboard shortcut to ...
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What fonts are good for unicode glyphs

So I was looking at this answer on stackoverflow and realized that my fonts aren't covering a whole lot of the utf-8 unicode spectrum (as I get lots of squares). Does anyone know a font that will ...
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How can I install MS Windows fonts on Fedora 15?

I've just installed Fedora 15 and here is some troubles with fonts. How can I install MS fonts?
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How do I configure setfont and loadkeys properly?

I'm installing LFS and I'm struggling with this section. My locale is sv_SE.UTF-8 and I have a Swedish keyboard. So I suppose I should enable unicode and that the keymap is sv-latin1: cat > ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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russian letters in gentoo console as '?'

I managed to get russian language working in my Gnome apps, but neither in the console (Alt-Shift-F2 and such) nor in the Gnome Terminal valyagentoo va1en0k # locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 ...
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emacs does not see my fonts in gentoo

I copied my ~/.emacs file from ubuntu linux; I've installed Consolas font (and it works in gnome terminal, and as a default Monospace font); but Emacs does not see it (custom-set-faces '(default ((t ...
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How does Linux manage fonts?

When I used Windows (a very very long time ago!), and Mac OS X, there was always a central "repository" of fonts shared and accessed by the OS and all programs (the font folder in Windows, and Font ...
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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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Text editor with font-size selection for specific human languages (ie. Unicode Block) eg Devanagari

Pre Linux, I used Windows.. (too many years in the wilderness :) ... however there was a ray of sunshine in amongst all the general virus/re-install flack.. and that was Notepad++, a text Editor I ...
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How do font managers work in Fedora?

I am looking to do some font management on my Fedora system. I have installed both Font Manager and Fontmatrix. My goal was to be able to have more fonts installed than I wanted displayed, and to be ...
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How to view a TTF font file?

Is there an application to simply preview a font from a TTF file without installing it?