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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Correct dpi setting with nvidia driver

I just installed the nvidia-352 driver on (a freshly installed) ubuntu 15.10 for a quadro K2000M graphics card. Then I enabled it via sudo prime-select nvidia. After reloading the xserver I get very ...
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Why are some apt-get-installed fonts being ignored by fc-list, xfontsel, etc?

Even after I run dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig (and getting the message Regenerating fonts cache... done.), font-related programs such as fc-list, xfontsel, gnome-font-viewer, etc. omit some fonts ...
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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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Can GRUB font size be customised?

I would like to reduce the size of the font of GRUB boot loader. Is it possible and so how?
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Devanagari (combined) words are not displaying correctly

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS with GNOME 3 Flashback installed. Combined devanagari fonts like: श्री is not displaying (and hence printing) correctly. Example- The latter should be displayed as follows: ...
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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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How can I see what fonts support a given character? [duplicate]

Say I’m looking for a list of which of my installed fonts support a given Unicode character. say the ⁂ and ☺ characters (an asterism and emoticon smile). What graphical program would I use to preview ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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Firefox attempting to auto-detect charset during fallback

When a font is being used in Firefox that is missing the required glyph and it falls back to the next available font it seems that firefox makes some attempt to detect the charset of those characters ...
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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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Make terminal content fit the window size

I have a fluxbox environment that uses Eterm to open a telnet connection to my server. I set Eterm to have the biggest fint possible, but it's not full-width. Is there a way to set Eterm to make the ...
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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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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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enscript - added fonts not reflected in final pdf file

I have added several .afm monotype fonts to /usr/share/enscript/afm directory and edited ../fonts.map file to include these fonts. When I use the added fonts, the result is always Courier. When I ...
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What is the default virtual terminal font?

From the Arch Wiki: By default, the virtual console uses the kernel built-in font with a CP437 character set, but this can be easily changed. I actually prefer this font over the default ...
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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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Perfectly pixelmapped fonts in Emacs

In Ubuntu, in IntelliJ, the font PragmataPro Mono looks like this: Note the perfectly mapped pixels. The IntelliJ setting Appearance & Behavior > Appearance > Antialiasing > Editor is ...
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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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Font list update

I am running leafpad text editor. To test various fonts, I copy a font one by one as and when required into /usr/share/fonts/truetype directory. Now, If I try to change the font of currently opened ...
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Problem with rendering fonts in Terminal [duplicate]

I have this problem with font rendering in Manjaro 15.12 - it shows question marks in screenfetch too, instead of a logo. Is there a way to solve this? P.S. Font in Terminal is Monospace, if it ...
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Raster font in Linux terminal

Is there anyway to get the command prompt font (raster font) into the linux terminal. I would really like to know how to because I just really like this font. Thanks
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Can I make Chromium use font X every time CSS wants font Y?

For example, I would like to load FreeSans every time the style sheet specifies font-famlily: Helvetica.
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How to change fallback fonts in fontconfig?

I want to use only Noto fonts family systemwide in my ArchLinux (with latest Cinnamon DE and Infinality) because it has the widest Unicode support. However, the first fallback fonts are DejaVu: ...
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Fedora 23 - Chrome tab bar font size

I switched today from Windows 8.1 to Fedora 23. Like it so far. My first maybe bigger issue is the font size of the tab bar in google chrome. It is just too big for my eyes. Suit it yourself: And I ...