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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Fonts way to big with Awesome WM

I previously tried to use KDE with Awesome WM, and currently try just to use Awesome WM. I use a Vicious battery widget and nm-applet for networking. It works pretty well. However, all my fonts are ...
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Fonts not being displayed correctly in Linux Mint 17.2 32bit

I have been using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela for a while now, but often it is the case that fonts are not rendered correctly in the file explorer and in the web browser window. I mean something similar ...
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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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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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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... ...
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Fontconfig default unavailable font selection, How is it defined in the XML configs? Couldn't locate in documentation

I've worked with Fontconfig previously, and understand how to do most of the common configurations. All my aliases work as expected, and I'm almost completely finished. I'm trying to set the default ...
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Emacs complains: font 'serif 10' is not defined

I am running Linux Mint 12 and trying to start emacs but keep getting this error: font 'serif 10' is not defined It seems obvious to me that I don't have the correct font. However, I cannot for ...
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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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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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How do I control which “form” of a font family is used by default in Google Chrome?

I recently installed the Roboto font in Arch Linux using aur/ttf-roboto. For some reason, Google Chrome picks Roboto Thin instead of Roboto Regular, whereas Firefox picks the Regular one: I'd ...
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Font in gedit changes when I input the first letter in a line

I think this is a rather strange problem. I am using gedit, and my current font in the settings is the default (Monospace 10). But some lines in my text file has a clearly different font: Still ...
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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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How to determine “native” sizes for bitmapped fonts?

I have installed Emacs24 (emacs24-lucid from wheezy-backports) on an otherwise stable Debian system, and I run it under X11 Under X11, Emacs24 displays some font families, such as ProFontIIx, as ...
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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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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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Changing letterSpacing dynamically in urxvt

My URxvt configuration includes dynamic font settings for each F-key. With XFT fonts, I'm getting a very wide letter-spacing. I do not want to use the letterSpacing setting because my other font ...
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infinality fonts and Windows fonts emulation

I want to emulate Windows 7 fonts on my Ubuntu 13.10 system. I installed infinality and tried a couple of themes via infctl.sh (Win7 and OSX2 ones). Alas, none of them was fully suitable: OSX2 theme ...
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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 can I configure xlock to find fonts?

Is it possible to make xlock to find fonts on my computer automatically? Namely, when I start xlock, it says xlock: can not find font: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-*, using fixed... In my ...
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Emacs ansi-term with zsh: error in process filter. Invalid face: unspecified

I have the latest stable versions of Emacs (24.3) and of Zsh (5.0.2). I can run Zsh without problem from a terminal (e.g. ITerm2), but if I try to run it from M-x ansi-term I get the error: Emacs ...
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What's the difference between config fonts in /etc/fonts/conf.d and gnome-tweak-tool?

I can change the hinting and sub-pixel settings from /etc/fonts/conf.d or gnome-tweak-tool. What's the difference of those two methods? It seems to me that google-chrome and gnome-terminal changes ...
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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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Asked for Terminus, and got TeX Gyre Chorus instead

For a long time I've dreamed of an "all-Terminus" desktop, but couldn't figure out how to do it. My taste in fonts is so far outside of the mainstream1 that I could not find any even remotely helpful ...
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Bold and Underline using echo with email

I am using a script that emails me a particular status report. The script sends me the contents of several files. I am using echo to provide a heading in the email that is used to differentiate ...
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Imperfections in Andale Mono font in fbterm

Recently I installed the Andale Mono font from the ttf-ms-fonts package on Arch Linux AUR. I then tried out using it in Fbterm to see how it works. It worked perfectly! Well, sort of. You can see ...
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installed font not working in ec2 in rails app

I have downloaded font by running wget http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/download/amatic inside my ec2 instance. Then I created a .fonts director and unzipped those files inside it. Then I ls ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to enable all STIX font glyphs in Firefox?

I'd like to try using the STIX fonts as my main web font while browsing in Firefox on Arch Linux. After installing the package (which currently includes the latest release, 1.1.1) I get a bunch more ...
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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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Fix fonts through ssh

There seems to be some problems with the font size when connecting remotely to another Xserver using ssh. I am using manjaro linux and awesomewm. As far as I understand, the local font settings are ...
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Console Terminus Font Size in Slackware?

I am running Slackware 14.1 mostly from the command line on a 1366x768 monitor (using a vesa mode appropriate for the resolution, 0x34c if it matters, giving me a screen resolution of 1366x768x32 in ...
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Adjust font size in multi-head setup with different resolutions

I have a multi monitor setting with the main screen resolution 3840x2160 and two additional screens running on 1920x1080. When I drag for example a firefox window between the screens, Windows seems to ...
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Proper display of japanese and other special characters in debian linux

I am running debian, using the Terminus font. When I come across japanese characters, they are just displayed as squares. This is the same for some other special characters, (I'm not sure which ones ...
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Changing order of font style

Is it possible to change the order of font style? In qtconfig-qt4, the default style was no longer Regular. Is it possible to re-order it? Maybe with something in /etc/fonts/conf.d? Anyone know ...
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Font rendering - Infinality patches on Ubuntu

There is a Ubuntu PPA https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter= with patches for Infinality оn Freetype and Cairo for 11.04 11.10 12.04 12.10 13.04 But the updates ...
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Debian Console Font with Nvidia Drivers?

On my Debian Squeeze (6.x) installation my system had a nice small login shell font (terminus??) but after installing the nvidia drivers for my machine it boots up using a very chunky font (on a 24 ...
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Problem when I use the webdings font in firefox or inkscape

I installed the webdings font in my computer, and it works well with LibreOffice. But when I use the webdings font in a local html page : it doesn't work, the following unicode character is diplayed ...
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How to change font substitutions in kpdf?

I'm trying to read a pdf that was created with MSWord using Garamond and kpdf is substituting 'Deja Vu Sans'. But I've got Palladio! Where can I change it?
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Chromium does not honor Fontconfig fallbacks? Can I set it for that? Or manually specify?

Chromium is not honoring font matching, set by Fontconfig. If webpage CSS specifies fantasy, Chromium chooses Impact. Fontconfig Configuration for fantasy, $ fc-match fantasy ...
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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 ...