I am moving to Cinnamon from GNOME Classic. I would like to bring the terminal font from GNOME. In Cinnamon the fixed width system font is also called Monospace but it looks different. Is there another name for the GNOME default terminal font?

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You can use fc-match to see which fonts match that pattern:

# fc-match "Monospace"
DejaVuSansMono.ttf: "DejaVu Sans Mono" "Book"

To see the whole priority list matching that pattern, use:

fc-match --sort "Monospace"

Reference: man fc-match

fc-match matches pattern (empty pattern by default) using the normal fontconfig matching rules to find the best font available. If --sort is given, the sorted list of best matching fonts is displayed. The --all option works like --sort except that no pruning is done on the list of fonts.

Source: How to get a valid font name on linux system which can be used in .Xresources config?

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