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My solution was simple: URxvt*font: xft:mono:medium:size=10 xterm*faceName: xft:mono:medium:size=10 Now it works perfectly.


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I've had this issue for ages, maybe it's time to do something about it! It comes done to ClearType, Microsoft and patents from what I read. Most *nix distro's disable any patent protected font rendering by default. Read about Debian and fonts here, you want Subpixel-hinting and Font-smoothing section. There's a config file on that page but I will add here ...


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As @Gilles points out in the comments, it is a font issue. I tried C-u C-x = on the wrongly rendered character and on the ä character that is rendered properly. The only difference was on this line: For properly rendered character: xft:-paratype-PT Mono-normal-normal-normal-*-17-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1 (#xA5) For wrongly rendered character: See the last ...


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It looks like you're using a variable width font in your terminal in the first picture. This is why characters are smashed. Terminal prompts should be used only with fixed width fonts (e.g. Monospace, FreeMono, Courier).


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With the information you provided, I have two guesses: Font configuration is somehow incorrect. Customized prompt with some special character messing with the character encoding. For the first guess, since you are using a graphical interface, check that the font configuration is correct under System->Preferences->Appearance->Fonts tab and play around the ...


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Thanks to @contemplator I have now stretched DroidMonoSans using FontForge. https://oletange.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/flat-font-for-your-terminal/


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You have hinted the answer yourself by referencing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed_(typeface) This is the standard fixed bitmap font which has been expanded by Markus Kuhn to have a rather complete character set. The question is then how to scale a bitmap. What you have achieved so far is scaling a vector font and converting it to a bitmap (ttf → bdf → ...


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I'm not sure but you can maybe merge the font and the siz like this: xterm -fn helvetica -fs 20x10 regards, maniat1k


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Right now you can increase the font size by holding control and right mouse button(i.e ctrl+right mouse button) and select the font size. To make it default you need to have an Xresources configuration. I am trying it and I will update the answer once I get it. Update: You can create .Xresources file inside your home directory and add the below line ...



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