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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Glyphs are displayed as “brackets” ( [] )

So I've installed FontAwesome from the official Debian (jessie) packages (fonts-font-awesome) and using a command such as echo -e "\uf26b" will display me a bracket (or like pasting it into ...
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libvte unicode font handling

I am trying to display some ANSI text which contains characters from the Unicode private use area. I have two fonts which contain these characters. The first is a PCF (bitmap) font, and the second is ...
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Upgrading to Fedora 24 without updating the font

Fedora 24 includes an update of its default font Cantarell but I prefer the old version: How can I upgrade from Fedora 23 to 24 and keep the old font (or at least configure font rendering such that ...
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Indian Languages not available on Libreoffice Impress 5

I need to use Indian Language 'Marathi' to prepare a presentation. But there is no Marathi or Hindi to set as document language. Probably therefore even when I try to change the properties (e.g., font ...
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How can I set the default font size for all Qt5 apps?

I run Gnome, which has pretty good support for my HiDPI screen. However, when I run QT apps I can't seem to find a way to scale the fonts. Is there a way to do this without installing a full version ...
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Does the Xresources configuration file affect Wayland?

I guess it may be kind of a dumb question, but I'm trying to get more Ubuntu-like font-rendering on Fedora 24 with Wayland and I did add Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault to /etc/X11/Xresources but I don't ...
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How to install MS Core Fonts without my desktop switching to them?

Okay, here's a dumb question. I need MS Core fonts to use them with XeLaTeX. I do NOT want them anywhere else. I tried two ways to get these fonts: fetchmsttfonts RPM packet msttcore-fonts-...
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How can I reset the default font (because of blurred characters)?

I've recently installed some fonts and now all system menus are screwed: Some single characters (P, b, t, o, w, B, p ... that seem to be all characters) are blurred out. I don't know why. How can I ...
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evince: Bad PDF font rendering

I have a few PDF files which suffer the problem shown in the image: (the blue part is mouse-selected, the right part in black is how the entire document looks!) I tried /prepressing and even -...
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What is the difference between Uni1, Uni2, and Uni3 terminal font codesets?

I'd like to change my terminal font to any of: /usr/share/consolefonts/Uni1-Fixed15.psf.gz /usr/share/consolefonts/Uni2-Fixed15.psf.gz /usr/share/consolefonts/Uni3-Fixed15.psf.gz What is the ...
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Text display issues - certain applications only show a and _

I'm using a Debian 8 with testing repositories and i3wm. Quite a while ago some applications (vlc, ownCloud client, qbittorrent, teamspeak3) started to only display 'a's and underscores as dialog and ...
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Garbled font on tty1 (but not tty2-6) after booting

Running the latest OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, near the end of boot tty1's font gets completely scrambled (see the picture below). It's fine until shortly after mounting /, and the other ttys work just fine. ...
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Installing Noto monospace font on Archlinux

I installed the following packages in order to have Google's Noto fonts: noto-fonts noto-fonts-cjk noto-fonts-emoji After the operation, there is a NotMono-Regular.ttf file installed in /usr/share/...
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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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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 in/...
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Evince missing font in application menu

In Evince, the application menu seems to be missing a font. How can I fix this? I'm using Linux Mint 17.3
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Unable to use correctly Powerline with xterm

I am trying to set up Powerline in my xterm. Im running ArchLinux. I have followed the steps from here and I am at this point here: So basicaly it works but I just cannot make the arrows appear. This ...
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Fresh Arch Installation - Terminal text completely unreadable just after boot

Update: Added additional text to identify which images are merely blurry, and which depict fubar text. My laptop is a Toshiba CB35-B3340. Also called a Chromebook 2, with part number PLM02U-009008. I ...
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How do I permanently change the console TTY font type so it holds after reboot?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit Desktop Edition (A Debian based Linux). I used sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup from the command line to change the default console font type to Terminus. ...
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Text as block on Kali Linux Rolling after apt-get upgrade [closed]

I just installed Kali Linux Rolling and I run apt-get upgrade. When it finished on the tweak tool on the appearance tab in the cursor option, I get this text "Adwaita [][][][][][][][][]" instead of "...
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Powerlines fonts get weird after rebooting

My configuration : Fedora 23 KDE Plasma x64 My terminal emulator : Yakuake with Tmux Context : I recently changed my Oh My ZSH! theme for agnosterzak. This theme needs a Powerline font. I tried a ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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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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Custom font with dmenu_run in i3

I am trying to change the font of dmenu. I am running the i3 window manager. $ dmenu_run -v /bin/bash: line 1: dmenu-4.5,: command not found $ dmenu_run -fn "-xos4-terminus-medium-r-*-*-14-*" ...
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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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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 Ctrl+...
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Can a script determine which characters a terminal can display?

I'm working on a script that displays UTF-8 characters as output. In my Gnome Terminal, this prints out a pretty maple leaf (🍁): $ echo -e '\xF0\x9F\x8D\x81' In rxvt, it prints out a box (the ...
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Aliased fonts in some gtk applications

When I open programs like Thunar, LXappearance, Nautilus in normal privileges, their font look ugly, aliased. But when I open them as root, their font look anti-aliased and pretty. Desktop ...
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How to install Microsoft True Type fonts for Centos 7?

There is no fonts directory in /usr/share at all on my system. How can I go about installing Microsoft True Type fonts in Centos 7? I only need Arial and Georgia.
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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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How do I set default font for all Qt5 applications?

In Qt4, there used to be a tool called qtconfig that allowed you to set the fonts and other stuff. It also picked up the settings from KDE4's control panel. I'm working with Qt5 now (binary ...
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How to customize fonts used by firefox by changing the gtk config files?

I am trying to change the fonts of all gtk2/gtk3 programs manually by editing the files ~/.gtkrc-2.0 for gtk2 and ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. However firefox doesn't seem to recognize those ...
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Do any open source Linux terminals and fonts support ligatures?

The PragmataPro Font has some really killer examples where they render == as a single character and clean up a lot of other stuff. Would any Linux terminals support this? And are there any ...
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XTerm doesn't display *some* unicode characters properly?

I don't have a general problem with XTerm and Unicode. For the most part, things are working. This works great: $ echo "¿dónde está la llama?" ¿dónde está la llama? As does this: $ echo -e "\xE2\...
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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 increase font size in KDE?

I have increased the font size by going to System Settings -> Font. This changed it for some applications like Konsole and File explorer. But this doesn't reflect in other applications like Firefox ...
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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 change the font in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager, and Chrome and Firefox seem to be the only things that won't take the GTK font that I've selected. When I try to change the font in either browser, it ...
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Specifying fonts in xterm

I'm having difficulty gettings fonts to display correctly in xterm. The situation is complicated by this being a headless server which I'm connecting to from a Macbook Pro via xpra, with no desktop ...
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Unicode fallback font

When the system displays a text, whose responsibility is to select the appropriate font for the letters? Let's say I have the following 3 fonts installed and I open a website with letters and ...
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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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xterm width and height with regard to number of pixels NOT number of characters

On X window system (TWM) of my Ubuntu 12.04, xterm has width of 484 pixel and height of 316 pixel, and its geometry is 80x24, based on xwininfo. On X window system (TWM) of my LFS 7.9, xterm has with ...
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Use a specific font for emojis

i’d like to use the pretty Segoe UI Symbol emoji. I installed the font by copying it over from my windows install, and awesomely enough, my system falls back to it for all emoji that my main font ...
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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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Font bug in Java apps on Arch Linux

What happens with fonts in my JAVA apps? SOAP UI screen as example (see toolbox)... I have no idea where is the problem. SYS: up-to-date ARCH LINUX. $ archlinux-java status Available Java ...
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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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Tool to widen font

For my programming I am looking for a wide font, that is easy to read. The goal is to have a font that trades many columns for many lines - sort of the opposite of Condensed and Narrow. The best I ...
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Increase font size on Eterm terminal

How I can increase the font size of my terminal. I need to use the terminal only as a telnet client, and I'd like to make the content of the windows fits perfect the windows it selfe. But it's ok ...
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Strange character overlap in terminal

I'm using bash version 4.3.42(1)-release in an ArchLinux/Gnome environment. When I type my commands some of the written characters gets transformed in some weird ones. Overall, all displayed text ...
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The X windows font path error occurs. What should I do to compile?

I have been used to cross-compile the X Windows. The X windows font path error occurs. What should I do to compile ? (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Mar 24 19:29:28 1980 (==) Using ...