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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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).
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 ...
Thanks to @contemplator I have now stretched DroidMonoSans using FontForge. https://oletange.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/flat-font-for-your-terminal/
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 → ...
I'm not sure but you can maybe merge the font and the siz like this: xterm -fn helvetica -fs 20x10 regards, maniat1k
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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