Questions tagged [fonts]

A font is an entire set of glyphs that make up a typeface. Installing a font allows the user to use that font in order to change the appearance of text on an output device such as a screen or printer.

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gnuplot font luxirr in RHEL 7

running RHEL 7.8, installed is gnuplot-common-4.6.2-3.el7.x86_64 gnuplot-4.6.2-3.el7.x86_64 gnuplot-doc-4.6.2-3.el7.noarch when running a text file created by another code, such that I'm supposed to ...
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xterm fonts display differently in RHEL6 and RHEL7

I was using RHEL6 for quite sometime and was happy using the xterm with the font of my choice. However, I had to move to RHEL7 recently, and then the problem of font display in xterm started. I have ...
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Will MSCoreFonts displaying styles with foreign characters on fc-list affect the way the font works?

I recently installed the MS Core Fonts 2 on my Linux server so I can use the MS style TTF for my documents, but when I run the fc-list command, there are several items that stand out as odd. Some of ...
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Is there a way to change default chinese fonts in en_US lanugage system?

I'm using DWM as my window manager and my favorite font is Source Code Pro. So I set it as my DWM's font. However, I always have some Chinese characters to display. But the Chinese character is so ...
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Avoid font duplication when using TeXLive

Speaking of Debian, that's what I use, there are quite a number of fonts files that are installed by texlive-fonts-extra, e.g., the number of Open Type font files is $ dpkg -L texlive-fonts-extra | ...
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Can't change font at all using .Xresources

So I want to change the URxvt font which currently seems to be the X.Org Misc Fixed. I have tried adding the following to .Xresources: URxvt.font: xft:Fira Code:style=Retina:size=13, URxvt.font: xft:...
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How to wildcard family and size in fontconfig, fc-match

I thought I had at least a conceptual understanding of fontconfig matching from reading man fonts.conf. But fc-match keeps behaving in ways that don't correspond to that supposed understanding. My ...
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KDE Kate: what has happened to font rendering?

After the last system update I noticed Kate had decided to use a different font. I normally use the Terminus (TTF) monospaced font, but now it was set to something default and not monospaced. When ...
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set characters variant in inline definition of fonts-conf for dwm/st

I'm looking for some advice to set multiple characters variants of the Iosevka monospaced font in an inline definition : "Iosevka:pixelsize=14:antialias=true:autohint=true" I thought about ...
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Why does urxvt display this box drawing glyph differently?

I'm switching to urxvt and noticed something on the way. I use zsh and powerlevel10k with it. The powerline, if that's what it's called, is being differently on urxvt, even though both konsole and ...
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What is the package with most diversified fonts for Debian?

I want to have lots of fonts to choose from for design projects. Is there any package with lots of different fonts that I can install, or should I install each font separately? I'm using Debian 10.
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Arch & DWM weird font

I'm a Arch and DWM newb and I can't figure out why text is displayed so weird on my screen (see screenshot). Can someone help me with this?
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How to fix malformatted special characters in Pop OS, that occoured after an system crash?

This afternoon my computer (operating Pop OS!) was not reacting to keyboard or mouse interactions, I tried everything but couldn't find out why this happened. So I did a cold start, I assume the ...
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How to make the toolbar and tabs-bar of qterminal dark?

It looks ugly. How can i fix it.Terminal has good dark style. Also , ubuntu regular font is not available in preferences of terminal but its installed. Any idea how to fix qterminal along with this?
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How to list all supported glyphs of a given font

Is there a CLI command or something to deal with fontforge e.g. to quickly get a list of all supported symbols in a given font? Something like: $ the_command_I_am_looking_for givenFont.ttf ...
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fontconfg: Some fonts are too thin to read especially on external monitor

I'm using Debian Bullseye on a laptop with a 2nd monitor attached. While fonts on the laptop screen are ok to read for my eyes, they can be unusually and uncomfortable thin on the external one. It is ...
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Determine missing font for a specific unicode character

There are symbols from this table, which are not rendered on my system; as in, they're just rendered as vertical rectangles to mean I do not have the font to display them. This is the case, for ...
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How to fix missing fonts problem in debian (parrot os)

I have a problem with my Parrot OS machine that is using KDE. This is GIMP an image editing software. But like you see it misses some fonts so it displays these strange characters. GIMP is not the ...
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Fonts of languages other than english not visible in firefox installed via snap

I am on Debian 10 (Buster) To get the latest version of firefox, I've installed it via snap. I am not able to read any language other than english. I have installed fonts-indic from debian ...
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Chromium not displaying the correct font used in CSS

When trying to reproduce a given webpage on a CSS course, Chromium always seems to revert to a generic serif, sans-serif or monospace font even though I've used, for example, Impact, Helvetica and ...
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zsh prompt isn't showing the arrow key due to font issues

I am having oh-my-zsh installed but the prompt is not showing the proper arrow which I Was expecting . I setup the arch linux from very scratch but I think I am missing those fonts. I am not sure ...
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XFCE- Small caps in Clock?

I am trying to make the month and day in my clock in XFCE be in small caps, because I like the look. To be clear, this is what I mean: The image above was achieved in LibreOffice using Linux ...
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Black, flat, modern emojis - Debian

I have been trying to find a package that provides me with flat, black emojis to use in my node.js application. I have tried ttf-ancient-fonts but the emojis don't look flat or modern Is there a ...
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Change Font color and size when booting into CLI ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I was wondering if there was a way to increase font size and change font colour when booting into CLI. The font is small and white on black, I want it to change the font colour. To get to the step ...
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Increase system font sizes in Chrome running on Sway

I recently started using Sway on a high resolution 4k monitor and have been experiencing eye strain as a result of the small system fonts. I can increase the page zoom size, but built in system font, ...
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can't change the typing font in libreoffice and other applications for languages other than UI language

When my user interface language is English : I am able to change between different fonts when typing in English, but unable to change the font when typing in other languages. When my user interface ...
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The font automatically revert to DejaVu Sans when I type using arabic language

I'm using Debian Buster. I installed a new Arabic font but I can not use it; Every time I try to type with it in LibreOffice the font automatically revert to ( DejaVu Sans ). I tried both .ttf and ....
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X11 forwarded app displays some text wrong

I am running some apps off my Fedora box over SSH and noticed some apps are displaying some text wrong. Examples: It isn't isolated to my machine though, it displays like that on macOS too. If there ...
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Why running GUI as root shows fat font?

I'm using Porteus distro (Slackware based) and I noticed that when I run any Desktop Environment as root the font gets a bit fatter compared to non-root user. Normal: Fat: How can make the font ...
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broken fonts on some gnome apps

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04.4 with GNOME 3.28.2, and four gnome apps are suddenly displaying rectangles instead of letters: gnome-calculator gnome-characters gnome-logs gnome-system-monitor For example, ...
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How to display colored emojis in XTerm

I want to be able to display colored emojis in XTerm, for example those from Noto Color Emoji of the fonts-noto-color-emoji font package. Like this question, but specifically for XTerm.
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How to define fallback fonts for XTerm

I'm on a fresh Debian Buster installation with packages fonts-noto-core and fonts-symbola. I want to use "Noto Sans Mono" as the main font for XTerm, so I set the following line with xrdb: xterm*...
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Setting the default style of a font in fonts.conf

I'm trying to set the default style of a font in fonts.conf because for whatever reason the bold version always gets matched: $ fc-match monospace LigaOperatorMonoSSm-Bold.otf: "Liga Operator Mono ...
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Font selection with paps

How do I select a font with paps? I have found out that I can use paps --font="monospace 8", but nothing else that I've tried has worked. In the paps man page there is mention of fc-match, but that ...
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When I get a font package with OTFs, should I also keep the Web versions?

I've just downloaded the Comic Neue font family distribution zip (from here). It has an OTF/ subfolder with 12 .otf files, and a Web/ subfolder with 49 files - .ttf, .eot, .woff and .woff2 files (same ...
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Using TTY fonts taller than 32 pixels

I have a HiDPI laptop and 32 pixels is a bit too small to be comfortably read. I was unable to find any larger fonts, so I decided to create my own. This works fine for any font smaller than- or ...
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The font of the menu of a package on Debian 9 Xfce doesn't look fine

For the package GeoGebra 5, the text of the menu bar looks bad, with a strange (and unwanted) font. This is the normal, good look of the menus of other programs: This behavior is new. It's ...
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Xterm does not display unicode character [duplicate]

Fellow people of the internet, I got an issue with Xterm, as i try to use a zsh theme using unicode characters. However, Xterm refuses to print them, which is a bit annoying. My Xressources is a ...
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Xterm ignores the specificed font, while applying the correct size

Fellow people of the internet, I encounter an issue with Xterm, as it doesn't want to take into account the font i specify. I use xinitrc and Xressources, as followed : XTerm*reverseVideo: on ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - bold font in the browsers

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. After the system installation all fonts was fine. Currently I have a bold font in the browsers (firefox and chrome) on almost every website. Please take a look on the example ...
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How to configure different font sizes for named urxvt windows?

I have two urxvt terminal windows, and I want each of them to be configured in slightly different way. I've set a different name for the windows via the -name flag. I added the following to the ....
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How to force Debian 10 to use Calibri font

I have minor problem with fonts on debian. These which are bundled with this distro are not very satisfating to me. As traditional Windows user I am used to work almost always on Calibri font. Now, I ...
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Howto enable Ligatures for mono fonts in xfce4-terminal

As the title says, how can I enable ligatures in xfce4-terminal? I can't find any info on this in the manual.
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ubuntu kde terminal font is misplacing the cursor and some other characters with custom fonts

so briefly I downloaded the operator mono font used as the default one for the desktop and some other programs but it seems to not go well with the terminal NOTE: i didn't put any space there , it's ...
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Mozilla won't show special characters (such as chinese, korean, japanese, etc…) just numbers in squares on Debian

I just installed Debian 10.3 and when I try to read special characters i see what is shown on the picture below. What am I supposed to do? I've read some solutions, but they were only for arch linux, ...
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Unable to apply fonts in emonbar with fontconfig running Arch

I am running a new install of Arch linux, trying to set up lemonbar. I would like to use the JoyPixels font for emoticons, in both lemonbar and my terminal (st). I've installed fontconfig and ...
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weird unicode behaviour

I'm using Arch Linux and one thing I just can't seem to get right is the Unicode fonts. I'll give you an example of what goes wrong. Here's a screenshot of gucharmap: The selected glyph in the top ...
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LXDE/Openbox: default fonts change without any user interaction

Some fonts change automatically without user interaction, until next reboot. Instances of applications already opened remain the same but newly opened ones (like the one circled in red) have a ...
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Fontconfig: specify which bold font to use

I have an embedded application where I use the Ubuntu font (together with Qt and fontconfig). I’d like to use Ubuntu Light for regular text, and Ubuntu Regular for Bold text. Short of editing both ...
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Run xinit with default font?

I'm using Raspberry Pi and try to make it like kiosk. I've added my app as a service to the systemd /lib/systemd/system/app.service and it starts when system opened. Inside the app.service: [Unit] ...

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