this question: How can I get full Unicode font coverage for Gentoo Linux? gives the idea of what I want to do, but I don't know HOW to do that.

I wish to install all unicode fonts, because github shows me character codes instead of glyphs in website interface.

  • I'm a native Gentoo User... Let me research this and I'll get back to you with some comments or an answer. Welcome to U&L.SE
    – eyoung100
    Dec 5, 2014 at 16:30
  • Let's Start Here with UTF-8 on the Gentoo Wiki Finish that and report back.
    – eyoung100
    Dec 5, 2014 at 16:40
  • how to list all available unicode fonts? is there any category for them? ls -1 /usr/portage/media-fonts which fonts I should install ? Dec 7, 2014 at 8:24

2 Answers 2


You should just have to enable the portage use flag.

Add this line to /etc/portage/make.conf:

USE="$USE unicode"

Then run this as root:

emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse @world
  • No packages to rebuild, and still [] in Google Chrome, but correct in Firefox :( Jul 19, 2023 at 12:53

First, install eix, then

root # emerge $(EIX_LIMIT=0 eix -# media-fonts/*)

This will install every font you have available.

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