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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Kerning problem when using a variable width font in Debian terminal

In my Debian Linux terminal some fonts looks like this. But any text editor (i.e leafpad) shows this font correctly. What is the problem?
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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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Larger “xterm” fonts on HIDPI displays

After several years of happily using different terminal emulators like Konsole, Gnome-TERMINAL, and lately XFCE Terminal in their appropriate desktop environments, I decided to use good old xterm with ...
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Can I change the font of terminal?

I have a Unix-like OS installed without desktop. Is it possible to change the font of the terminal?
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Weird crippled letters in GTK windows

I have recently discovered this bug which often occurs after I run a memory-sensitive application (such as Chromium). It somehow affects GTK - some letters in all GTK-based UIs become weirdly messed ...
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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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How can I customize the look of Thunderbird's mailbox list, message list, and headers?

Mozilla Thunderbird's message list, mailbox list, and headers use a font size that is so large, I can barely see any content in the message preview pane. I'd like to reduce these to 10px, and reduce ...
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How to set system fonts as noto?

I have installed google noto fonts in /usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto .and execute the command: fc-cache -fv 1.How to know which type of fonts is being used in my debian8.1? 2.How to set google noto ...
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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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Name of the font used in Linux Console (TTY)

What is the name of the font that is used in Linux Console TTY 1-6?
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font weight in emacs doesn’t work

There’s a font named Meslo. It’s a patched version of a Menlo typeface by Apple, which, in its turn, is a derivative work from Bitstream Vera Mono. I was picking it to try several times, but either ...
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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 so how can I go about installing Microsoft true type fonts in Centos 7? I only need arial and georgia...
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Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf

I can specify the default font family used to display a particular language in X by editing .fonts.conf in my user directory (or editing the global /etc/fonts/fonts.conf). However, I've not been able ...
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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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How to install many fonts at once on Linux?

I just switched over from Windows to Linux Mint. However, as I do web design, there are many fonts on my Windows hard disk that I would want to carry over to my Linux installation. It is possible to ...
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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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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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Wine anti aliasing doesn't work

I'm using infinality for my font rendering on my Arch machine. (And yes, I've installed the multilib packages.) My fonts are beautiful everywhere except in Wine since anti aliasing does not work out ...
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Font license search

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but over the years, I've collected many, many fonts, but some of them I am no longer sure if I have the right license to have it installed on my system, ...
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View Japanese text in emacs without X11

Is it possible to view Japanese (or more generally, international) fonts in emacs without running X11? If yes, what is the process? Nearly all the references I have found on the internet related to ...
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Enabling bitmap fonts selectively in X?

Bitmap fonts can be enabled by adding a 70-yes-bitmaps.conf to the X configuration. However, this enables all available bitmap fonts. Is it possible to enable bitmap fonts selectively; for example, ...
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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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Why does KDE/plasma resize konsole fonts strangely when monitor size changes?

I'm running KDE/plasma on Arch Linux in VirtualBox on a Mac laptop in full-screen mode. When I connect the laptop to an external monitor, the desktop automatically resizes, as it should, and konsole ...
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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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User-specific font problems in different applications

I have a font-problem with different applications under ubuntu 15.04 (KeePassX, Google Chrome, Pidgin, etc.). In the first picture you can see that the font of the window title is ubuntu but the items ...
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How do I figure out which font file is chosen for a system generic font alias?

In Fedora 22, in KDE (plasma) System Settings -> Font -> Fonts, the setting for "General" is "Sans Serif 10", for "Fixed width" is "Monospace 10", for "small" is "Sans Serif 8", for "Toolbar" is "Sans ...
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Understanding script and font relation (character-map)

When I use charactermap, I found that if I change font, only Latin script changes. Character by all other scripts sounds independent with change in font! So, I want to know what is relationship ...
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Sometimes-but-not-always tiny font via VNC?

I'm using tightvncserver on a Debian 7.8 to access the machine from Windows. The Windows machine has a 4K resolution, so I've manually set the -geometry to be quite large. The first couple times I ...
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urxvt bitmap fonts are distorted

I can't seem to get bitmap fonts to render correctly in urxvt terminal. The fonts look skinny and short, making them distorted and unreadable. full size I'm not sure what is causing it, I've ...
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How to install a virtual console font on Arch?

I want to change my virtual console font to Inconsolata. I installed it with pacman -S ttf-inconsolata, but when I do ls /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/ I still don't see it.
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no fonts showing up in filesnames in thunar (and pcmanfm). debian 7.8

I had recently installed a debian 7.8 system. I connect to it both locally from the attached monitor , but also remotely from an nx session. "Fluxbox" is the desktop environment and "thunar" the file ...
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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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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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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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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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UTF-8 support for Monaco font on linux

I am obsessed with the Monaco font (from Mac terminal.app) and I want to have it on my gentoo setup. The problem is that I'm greek and Monaco does not want to work with unicode characters (greek ...
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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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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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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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Different console font sizes on two installations of debian wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy on two different partitions of the same desktop computer. The first installation was done a few months ago with a version 7.5 iso image. The installation has been ...
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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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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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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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How can I configure /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf to use specific a) font and b) keyboard layout?

I recently installed kmscon on my system. Now I want to configure it to use a different keyboard layout (neo2) and, while I am at it, a different font, too. I stumbled across this question here when ...
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How to install fonts for X?

I would like to setup a Linux system with ScrotWM as the window manager, but I noticed that X is aware of only a few fonts. I would like to have UTF-8 fonts that support multiple languages, including ...
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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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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 ...