How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager and I changed my terminal settings to en_UTF-8. But some Unicode characters are not displaying (e.g. Ʌ which is u0245) it just shows up as \U+0245 in terminal. How would I configure the terminal so that Noto sans is the default font and certain characters like Ʌ show up in the terminal?

  • Which terminal application are you using?
    – forquare
    Feb 9, 2016 at 22:44
  • I'm using the Mate desktop environment, so the default terminal for Mate.
    – Smashgen
    Feb 9, 2016 at 23:12

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if you are using MATE with the default terminal emulator start the MATE Terminal and open the menu Edit - Profile Preferences - tab General, uncheck Use the system fixed width font and choose your desired font.

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