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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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?
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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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rxvt and Inconsolata (a font)

Is it possible to use the rxvt terminal emulator with Inconsolata? Is it possible to use any TrueType fonts with rxvt? I'd like to use rxvt but would love to use my own fonts.
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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 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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What is the font used for GNU documentation?

I am interested in learning how documentation for GNU related software is written, and am wondering what type of font is used in their PDF documentation? (for instance, the GCC manual here: ...
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In SciTe (Scintilla), how can I create Syntax-Highlighting for my own custom language?

I want to create a custom Language, with its own custom Syntax Highlighting. Notepad++ (a Windows SciTe/Scintilla based Text-editor), allowed me to create a custom "Language", and now, in Linux, I ...
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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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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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Font getting reset in virtual console on GNU/Linux

I have set a custom font on my virtual console (vt1) using the following command: shell> setfont ter-114f If I switch to X (using Ctrl+Alt+F7) and come back to the virtual console (using ...