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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Installing OpenType font

I bought a full copy of Hoefler Txt, which is an OpenType font, and I'm trying to install it now on my system (Mint 17). However, the results are inconsistent between programs. Here are the steps I'm ...
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Fonts in chromium

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a ...
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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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*ls* font differences between files and folders with “--color” option

I have recently switched to urxvt from xterm for better unicode support and it does much better as to the font fallback. However I find an interesting issue: names of files and folders are rendered ...
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How do I use this .ttf file as my terminal font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD Ubuntu Server, set terminal font to a custom ttf font? I'm using Linux Mint 13, with Cinnamon. I have a .ttf file ...
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fontconfig availability on major linux systems

I need to install a font on my qt-based app, the function to do so says: Adding application fonts on Unix/X11 platforms without fontconfig is currently not supported. Since I'm a linux newbie ...
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Why my terminal screen crashes?

Sometimes my system gets freezed, after that my icons looks crashed and the terminal fonts are also crashed Whenever I restart it looks normal, how to fix this?
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Where is font WenQuanYi Bitmap Song?

I have installed xfonts-wqy in my newly installed Debian Jessie stable, by using the following command # aptitude search xfonts-wqy i xfonts-wqy - WenQuanYi Bitmap Song CJK font for X As you can ...
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Creating “new” fonts from font variants, using font.conf

Is it possible to make font variants such as condensed versions of certain font families available, by assigning new names to them? In my case, I would like to make use of DejaVu Sans Condensed. The ...
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character abnormal in fedora 20

Recently something strange happened with my fedora, the character on the top bar just appears like a block, which is a square filled with black. I'm confused about that. I think the problem may lie ...
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How configure properly vncserver in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5

I'm trying to start vncserver in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 with an user created for that, and when I type vncserver I got this: WARNING: The first attempt to start Xvnc failed, ...
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What font settings would Java Applications Use without Fontconfig?

I have a java application that looks fine without fontconfig installed, however, I need fontconfig as a dependency for a package, and when I install it my java app's fonts change drastically. My goal ...
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Mint 17.1 x86: font glitches: cuts off top parts of some letters

Mint 17.1 x86: font glitches. Upper parts of some letters are "cut off". It happens as I type this question in the browser. Some letters appear as "cut off", but then they are "fixed" on its own. ...
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Firefox font problem

I installed Firefox and have some issues with changing display fonts and default paragraph fonts. I tried to change the fonts in preferences > content settings but no changes showed. Has anyone ...
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Why does gstreamer-ffmpeg change the fonts for java applications?

I recently installed gstreamer-ffmpeg-0.10.i686 on RHEL 7. As a result of this text in my java program has become slightly larger (maybe 2 or 3 font sizes), which is enough to mess with some of the UI ...
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What font does Antergos use?

I've just started using Antergos at work and I like its default fonts. I'm especially interested in the one in the terminal. Does anybody know what its name is? I've tried googling and had no luck. I ...
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How to set font width with fontforge

I recently install this font https://www.facebook.com/Code.New.Roman. It's really nice, but the font width seems strange. Look at this, fonts with are large than calculated by emacs, with other ...
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TweakTool scaling factor not working

I installed TweakTool on my Ubuntu 14.04 and was playing around with it and since then the settings on LibreCalc are not right. Font is too small. Take a look at the bottom where "Sheet 1", "Sheet 2" ...
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alternative font display

I sometimes encounter content (such as an email I just received) which specifies a font for the text (say, via a <style> tag) that I do not have installed (for example, MS's Cambria), and ...
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invisible font in gtk1 application

I have old, old application, which uses gtk1 filechooser. When I run it in KDE4, openbox, LXDE and MATE - there is no text in filechooser, only blank fields. Like white font on white background, or ...
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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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how to install unicode fonts in gentoo-based linux?

this question: How can I get full Unicode font coverage for Gentoo Linux? gives the idea of what I want to do, but I don't know HOW to do that. I wish to install all unicode fonts, because github ...
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Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 monospace font

Up to recently, I was using normal fonts. But suddenly my fonts for code became weirder. I don't know what happened. My font for monospace is set to Ubuntu Mono. I tried setting it to Courier with no ...
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bloated font size rendered in webkit based browsers

Recently after a complete ports update in FreeBSD-10-p7 X86_64, my BSD system is also infected with font problem under webkit browsers such as vimb and dwb or even xombrero. But the difference is ...
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Disabling anti-aliasing in fonts.conf causes random color

I installed Debian and Openbox. Whenever I disable anti-aliasing for fonts in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, all the fonts turn into random colors, different color every time I refresh. I tried doing it ...
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How to disable the “medium” style for every font using the fonts.conf file?

I would like to disable the "medium" style for every font installed in my computer. I've searched the specific settings for the file fonts.conf but I couldn't find it. Any idea?.
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How to correctly set up fonts?

I installed Arch Linux few weeks ago, but I've been using it before for about a year. I set up mostly everything, but I have problems with fonts. First problem appears in Firefox's pdf viewer. ...
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Change font in vesa menu for pxelinux

I am trying to change the font of the menu in my syslinux/pxelinux configuration. According to the documentation this is all it takes: FONT myfont.psf where in my case myfont.psf has been ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in git-gui and gitk

After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before ...
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weird bug with xfce4: menu panel font very small

I am using debian wheezy with xfce4. With some applications I am experiencing a weird phenomena: The menu panel sometimes has a very tiny font (see Picture). This doesn't happen every time and only ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the font while emailing from the terminal

From the terminal I send an emailout to myself: :$ ssmtp 3kstc@StackExchange.com < my_email_text.txt my_email_text.txt contains the following: To: 3kstc@StackExchange.com From: ...
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How do I find out what font my X server is using? [closed]

I want to know what font my X server is currently using. I'm running Xorg on Arch linux.
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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 ...