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 to make fonts look similar to windows on Slackware 14 with KDE? [closed]

I am having a hard time reading anything. I've had to increase the text size to in same amounts that take up most of my 23 inch monitor... So far I've done some of the things suggested on http://...
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Font problem with Openbox session

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and thought to try out the Openbox session instead of the Lubuntu session which I normally use and have customized to my needs. One problem I would like help with is the ...
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Swedish unicode characters in xdm / xlogin

I decided to localize my XDM login screen but I'm stuck with corrupted Swedish characters. I'm using Debian Wheezy with the following /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources Xcursor.theme: whiteglass xlogin*...
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Installed fonts not showing up, Linux Mint 15 64bit

I'm trying to install these bitmap fonts: http://font.gohu.org/ I downloaded the compressed PCF files and extracted them to /usr/share/fonts, Then ran sudo fc-cache -fv. The fonts weren't showing up ...
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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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Gibberish Characters in Redhat

On one RHEL Server I installed Arabic Language support but if browse some Arabic or Urdu Language sites it is showing gibberish characters. So I downloaded some fonts and copied them under home/....
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Emacs 24 not finding system fonts

Emacs doesn't offer me the possibility of installing several of the system fonts that I have. It only offers Courier and Lucida. Other programs, like LibreOffice, have no problem in using my system ...
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Non-English Font

After changing keyboard layout by setxkbmap,If I typing something in an GUI apps, then it results in blank squares or dotted circle. Is there anything I am missing in LFS OS
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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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Can Microsoft fonts be bought and included in the Linux core? [closed]

Is it possible for the Linux community to buy the rights for the Microsoft fonts so that they can be included in every distribution (or with distributions that would like to include them)? Would ...
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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 can I get better-looking fonts in my terminal (URxvt)?

I've noticed that the fonts in URxvt look a little bit low-res compared to fonts that I see in my browser, for example. I was wondering how could I fix my .Xdefaults file to make the fonts have a ...
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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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Fix terminal after displaying a binary file

I'd tried command cat with an executable file: cat /bin/ls Now I can't read any word in this terminal (Linux console). How can I fix it?
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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... http://i.stack....
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Firefox in Linux doesn't interpret 12px Arial correctly, but 1em or 0.9 does

The problem is only with 12px and smaller. Other sizes seems to be OK. Why is that? If I use height: 12px; and the font family is arial, it is stretched and not the same height as in Windows. If I ...
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Linux distro that contains Windows fonts in default [closed]

I personally don't like Linux and Mac OS X fonts. They are too cartoonish and childish (fat, bold). So, I would like to find a Linux distribution that contains Windows fonts in default. I know it ...
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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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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 do I change the screen font size when using a virtual console?

Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual console 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... http://i.stack....
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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 "-*-helvetica-bold-r-...
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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 it?...
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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 10-...
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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 ...