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 fix Fontconfig error

Whenever Fontconfig is run by an application (in my specific case, Civ V in steam), it outputs this error: Fontconfig error: "/usr/local/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I change the screen font size when using a virtual terminal

Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual terminal 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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Bitmap Font data as array in C

I need to convert some X11 bitmap fonts to an array in C for a 128x64 OLED Display. I saw some fonts like /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/9x15-ISO8859-1.pcf.gz The result should look like /* Standard ...
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Font rendering - weird artifacts in gnome shell rendered texts

I'm using a unpatched freetype (recompiled to enable subpixel-rendering) on Fedora 20 to render fonts. I used to use the Infinality patch-sets but did away with that recently because it feels very ...
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Gallery of installed fonts

I want to view the fonts that are installed on my system. Specifically, I want the client-side (fontconfig) fonts, not the old-style X11 bitmap fonts on the server (for which xfontsel does an adequate ...
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Free fonts with U+0CA0 (ಠ) character?

The glyph ಠ comes from the alphabet of Kannada, a language which I do not speak, and if it weren't for the Internet as it exists, I wouldn't care to have any of its glyphs. I recently discovered that ...
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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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Where are fonts located, which where insalled from file?

I installed a few fonts lately simply by clicking on the file and hitting the install button in the window that opened. Now, I wanted to uninstall a few of them. As far as I know, the fonts should ...
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extract bounding box dimensions for TrueType font

On Linux, I can easily extract the height / width / ascent / descent dimensions of Xorg fonts via xlsfonts, e.g. $ xlsfonts -ll -fn 9x15 | egrep 'bounds|max' bounds: width left right ...
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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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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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Why is a ten point font smaller in Debian compared to Ubuntu?

I use Debian 7.7.0 and my ~/.Xresources file contains Xft.antialias: true Xft.autohint: false Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.hinting: true Xft.hintstyle: hintslight Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault Xft.rgba: rgb (These ...
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On-screen fonts appear tiny on OpenBSD 5.5

I chose the default installation of OpenBSD 5.5. My monitor's brand is Samsung 27-inch 850 series LED. It's in full high-definition, 1920x1080. After I type my login username and password, I am ...
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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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Find the best font for rendering a codepoint

How to find the appropriate font for rendering unicode codepoints ? gnome-terminal find that characters like «🉃⼼😻🕲🝤» can be rendered with fonts like Symbola rather than my terminal font or the ...
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Kubuntu terminal setting depending on display

I am running Kubuntu on dual screen configuration. Both displays have the same resolutions (FullHD) but the trick is that one is significantly smaller than the other (24 inch monitor vs. 15 inch ...
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Set system font in LXDE?

I want to set the system font in LXDE, but I can't find where the setting is. This is what the Font tab looks like in lxappearance. As you can see, there is no combo for selecting the font:
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Awesome WM poor font rendering(thin)

I'm using awesome 3.5 on Fedora 20 and the font rendering on the task bar is really bad: https://i.imgur.com/xTSJ65o.png I have Xft.dpi:96 ...
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Ligatures missing in some PDFs

I have some PDFs which, when viewed in readers under Linux (tried atril from MATE and evince from GNOME), the ligatures (e.g. fi, fl) are missing, as can be seen from the example (it should be ...
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How can I find the default (font) resource XTerm is using?

If I launch xterm with its default bitmap fonts and then select the 'Large' font from the 'VT Fonts' menu (via ctrl+right mouse), I get a very usable bitmap font with apparently good Japanese ...
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Blurred 75/100 DPI Xorg font packages with Webkit?

In web browsers using Webkit as their engine we have blurred and unclear font rendering issue in some pages such as Stackexchange, Github and some random other sites. The problem is the fonts come ...
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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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Same window size on different monitors

I am using two screens, one is 1920x1080 and the other one is 1280x1024. They have different dpi values, so the second screen is higher than the first one, although having a lower resolution. Is ...
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Where can I set global Java Options?

I have horrible, improperly-rendered fonts in Java programs such as jabref and rubymine. This can be fixed by running _JAVA_OPTIONS='-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on' jabref I understand that I ...
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How to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
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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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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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Working with Hebrew text in Redhat [closed]

I'm trying to view Hebrew text in my putty terminal, but I keep seeing those squares instead of text (see pic). Things I've done so far but didn't work: edited /etc/sysconfig/il8n and changed ...
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Use PSF font in X11 terminal emulator

I want to use a specific console font (/usr/share/consolefonts/Uni3-Fixed16.psf.gz) in a X11 terminal emulator (for example Terminator or gnome-terminal). I've stumbled over similar questions, but ...
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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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Hindi fonts in xterm

xterm fails to display the Indian fonts (Hindi). Instead, it displays the garbage character. I'm using xterm version 293 on LFS I copied sample hindi text from here
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Changing fonts for the Smuxi application

I was checking out the graphical IRC client smuxi, which I had never heard of before. This application appears to be a GNOME application. Anyway, how do I change the default font on this app? The ...
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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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.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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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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How to make Chinese characters display properly on Chromium

When I use Iceweasel (Debian version of Firefox), I can see Chinese characters found on this page, but not when using Chromium. I instead see rectangles. This is on Debian 7 (Wheezy).
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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 update font path?

I am using OpenBSD 5.5 and have just installed a package named xpdf The installation completed with the following message: You may wish to update your font path for ...
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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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How do I diagnose a font rendering problem?

I recently updated my Fedora Rawhide system, and after doing so, fonts in Firefox (now 31) are ugly. But... not all of them. I traced it down to some fonts being rendered as "Helvetica" (the element ...