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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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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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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Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD

I have a monospace .ttf font I really like (UbuntuBeta Mono). Is there any way I can use it (or convert first and then use, if needed) for the console in freeBSD? I know there is usr/share/syscons/...
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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 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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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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Ubuntu Server, set terminal font to a custom ttf font?

I would like to change the system (console) font of my ubuntu server to a custom (downloaded) font. Is this possible? I've tried to use: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup but the only allows me to ...
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Java doesn't show menu text

I startet netbeans/intelliJ/squirrelSQL after I didn't use it for a few days/weeks and now the menu doesn't show text. There are just the underlineds. My system: ArchLinux (everything up to date, ...
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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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Convert .bdf/.pcf font to .psf(u) for using as consolefont?

I am using Arch Linux. Is it possible to convert a BDF or PCF font to a PSF font for use in console/CONSOLEFONT in rc.conf? I haven't found anything that can do it,except bdf2psf which I got the ...
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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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Italics in Emacs on a text terminal (rxvt-unicode)

I am using Emacs running in an urxvt, and I cannot get italics to work in Emacs although the terminal supports it. Here’s my current setup: I haven’t set $TERM, so it is the default rxvt-unicode-...
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Font rendering issue in urxvt — too much space between characters

Starting earlier today I am getting font rendering issues with rxvt-unicode. Specifically with many fonts I get an abundance of extra space between characters. In other fonts rxvt refuses to change ...
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Text editor with font-size selection for specific human languages (ie. Unicode Block) eg Devanagari

Pre Linux, I used Windows.. (too many years in the wilderness :) ... however there was a ray of sunshine in amongst all the general virus/re-install flack.. and that was Notepad++, a text Editor I ...
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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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Is there a command such as xwininfo, xdpyinfo, xprop, or xlsclient that will tell me what font an X client window is using?

I'm trying to find a command that will report what font a given X window is configured to use. Does such a command exist? Looking through these tools I did not see an option that would give me this: ...
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how to make XTerm never use bold characters?

I am trying to make XTerm to never use a bold font, and nothing seems to work. I put settings in ~/.Xresources and then run xrdb ~/.Xresources and then start a new XTerm. This is what I try: XTerm*...
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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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Font size issues with Emacs in linum-mode [duplicate]

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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In SciTe (Scintilla), how can I create Syntax-Highlighting for my own custom language?

I want to create a custom Language, with its own custom Syntax Highlighting. Notepad++ (a Windows SciTe/Scintilla based Text-editor), allowed me to create a custom "Language", and now, in Linux, I ...
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Fuzzy Fonts in Vim-Like (Webkit) browsers

I tried several vim-like browsers such as uzbl, vimb and dwb recently. All they have in common is the Fuzzy fonts rendering in some pages such as stackexchang or github. I've searched and ...
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What are the purposes of the different types of XWindows fonts?

In my /usr/share/fonts/ I have four sub-directories categorizing types of fonts: cmap truetype type1 X11 The command fc-list produces a list of them. Are these different categories for specific ...
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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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How can I get full Unicode font coverage for Gentoo Linux?

I've installed over 159 new fonts, all that were possible in Gentoo mirror. But even then, gnucharmap doesn't have: Arabic mathematical alphabet symbols 01ee00 1eebb Arabic Extended-A ࢠ ࣾ Chakma ...
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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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What is the font used for GNU documentation?

I am interested in learning how documentation for GNU related software is written, and am wondering what type of font is used in their PDF documentation? (for instance, the GCC manual here: http://gcc....
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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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How to find out which unicode codepoints are defined in a TTF file?

I need to automate a process of verification which Unicode characters have actual glyphs defined for them in a True Type Font file. How do I go around doing that? I can't seem to find information on ...
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Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig

I am running Xubuntu 12.04. I installed Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. For some reason, websites that use Helvetica Neue display fine, but those who use Helvetica have some issues... http://i.stack....
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Tips for improved font rendering and readability in Ubuntu with KDE

I am having difficulty using Kubuntu (or GNOME) for work because text readability is quite poor (read headache inducing) compared to Windows Vista/7 and OS X. Any tips on how to improve font rendering ...
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Fonts problem with Debian 8.2

On some websites fonts look like as above.It,s happening in all browsers from iceweasel to chromium. My distro:Debian 8.2 with gnome 3.14.1 Graphics:Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
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After restarting Chromium, fonts are malformed

As I mention in the title, everything works great until I restart Chromium. Then the fonts appear as in the screenshot. The weird is that only the tab title and the link is malformed. And it wont fix ...
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rxvt-unicode + mc - strange characters in root shell only

Using rxvt-unicode-9.11 and mc-4.7.5.2, and using zsh-4.3.11 as my login shell, I find that I get strange characters, eg â instead of lines being drawn. Interestingly however, launching urxvt from ...
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Smooth font rendering with xmonad in linux mint

I am using the xmonad windows manager under Linux Mint 13 and is lacking a smooth font rendering. Under MATE or Cinnamon, the fonts are smoothed, and choosing the session xmonad with Gnome, fonts ...
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How do I find which font provides a particular Unicode glyph?

On the Feodora 23 system I upgraded from F22, the U1F32D symbol 🌭 shows up just fine in the terminal, but on the one I installed from scratch, I get the box-with-numbers placeholder. I just checked ...