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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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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Change telegram desktop messages font family

I installed Manjaro with KDE and installed the Telegram desktop app. The Telegram desktop messages in persian font are very ugly. Is there any way to change the font family?
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Fonts installed by the `texlive-fonts-extra` package on Debian are not recognized

I've installed all of TeX Live via texlive-full from the latest Debian Sid distribution. I'm using LyX as my editor, and selected XeTeX for typesetting Unicode characters with non-TeX fonts. The ...
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How to apply JoyPixels to Firefox browser?

How can I apply JoyPixels to Firefox browser? As you can see some emojis in Firefox are black and white, while others are colored. The link is this.
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How to override default font alias precedence

For cursive fonts I have both the URW Z003 and Écolier Court fonts installed. I want to use Écolier Court, but fc-match cursive shows that Z0003 is being chosen. I can't remove the Z003 font package ...
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Linux console with different input / output font size

Is there a way to have multiple font sizes in a single linux console? example: x@system:~$ ls -a // Font Size 14 . .. td // Font Size 10
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Why are my fonts rendering so horribly in Chrome in KDE?

I have anti-aliasing enabled with slight hinting. The system font is Ubuntu, including serif, sans and mono fonts. The Chrome font is Roboto. It works just fine in GNOME. I've also noticed that ...
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rxvt-unicode-256color (Debian, 9.22-6): braille characters only shown after showing arabic character

I'm trying to display braille characters in my urxvt terminal, e.g. I'd like to see a dot when running echo -e "\u2840". To my confusion, this only works if I run echo -e "\u0641" first in that ...
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Fedora 31 cannot use Courier 10 Pitch

I have recently updated to Fedora 31, but I cannot use the "Courier 10 Pitch" font in the system. I have installed the xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 package from dnf, and the fc-list command gives me the ...
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Firefox fallback font

I'm migrating from a Chromium based browser to Firefox. The goal is to set all missing fonts' fallback to what is set for sans-serif (for the sake of this post and better visibility it's now Ubuntu). ...
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Print one glyph from a specific font file

I just want to print out on a terminal in a X window session, one specific glyph from a font file, preferably a ttf file. I am making a easy to use cli file manager for terminals, I want to include ...
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How to enable underlines and other formattings on a color tty?

I'm on Arch Linux (a 32 bits alternative version), and recently I've discovered that the blue lines I used to see in Vim with :set cursorline were supposed to be underlined, and not blue. That got me ...
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Why so many default fonts in Ubuntu?

I think it's great to have a variety of fonts to choose from, but given that I already specified my region during the install, it seems odd that the Western fonts are by far the minority -- crowded ...
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Arabic fonts in Linux Mint 19.2 Tina are not displayed properly

I've been using mint for about a year now, and found no problems so far, but recently i discovered that the Asian fonts are broken: It started of with a few languages such as Urdu then Arabic: ...
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Can't use different font families in groff -ms

I'm using groff with ms macros and outputting it to PostScript. On Linux Void. I want to have a different font and also output Unicode characters. I have converted my font as written in this question. ...
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Cygwin puts space after every `fi`

Cygwin inserts a space everywhere after a combination of letters "fi". It is only visually so, if you copy the text, this space disappears. And here's the text I copied: # pidfile = /var/run/...
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Emacs via X: how to use better rendered true type fonts?

I have attached a screenshot of Emacs 24.5 running in X-Quartz in a Debian VM. Does anyone know how to configure Emacs to use the better rendered Andale font? For instance, with rendering like the ...
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Different behaviour and font rendering in MS Office 2010 installed using PlayOnLinux and Lutris

I have installed MS Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux (wine v. 4.17 x86) and Lutris (wine v. lutris-4.16-x86_64 (default)). 1) In PlayOnLinux installation i have run into a problem of fonts` bad ...
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Fedora 30 KDE Plasma Fonts Not Anti-Aliased

Mid-session on Fedora 30 using KDE Plasma, my fonts became aliased and look quite poorly in all applications/title bars. What am I missing here? Here's the Fonts config cpl: https://i.imgur.com/...
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How to set terminus font as default in Arch linux

I am using dwm, no desktop environment package installed. I love using Terminus font in the terminal. Can I set my default font as Terminus, so that gui applications gets it automatically. I tried ...
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Enforcing system fontconfig in intellij

This question might not be specific to arch, but I'm currently running intellij on arch and have the following system fontconfig: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"...
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Font changes in libreoffice writer while writing!

I installed ibus and trying ibus-avro to write bengali in libreoffice writer. I generally write with Noto Sans Bengali font. But while I ma starting writing the font is automatically changing into ...
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Easily install a font per language who haven't any yet, on Debian 10

Listening to a khmer song on the Internet, I saw that khmer Unicode characters were replaced by squares in my french Debian installation. Collecting what else was missing, it was also thaï, nepali... ...
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Can't get font to load in URxvt from .Xresources

I've been trying to change my font in URxvt to Overpass Mono, but I've been having some problems. I moved the font files to /usr/share/fonts/ and ran fc-cache -f to scan for the fonts. The fonts are ...
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Command line output misaligned

I notice my terminal output was misaligned. I installed many packages and even did once upgrade from Debian 9 to 10 recently, and when I notice this small issue, it is a bit late. Does anyone get ...
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Unicode Tables in Vim

I have been toying around with i3 and like many others ran into a few snags working with Unicode characters. The majority of them resolved by installing fonts or pointing config files to the installed ...
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Glyphs from patched fonts not working on Debian

Im using the following patched fonts without issue in Arch linux to obtain glyphs in my terminal (e.g., in the vifm or ranger file managers): https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts I installed the ...
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Where/How are the fonts configured in swaywm?

Where/How are the fonts configured in swaywm? I saw reference to .Xresources/.Xdefaults being used for some things https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sway#Xresources What does Xresources handle ...
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Does Gnome 3 have a default serif font?

I know Cantarell is Gnome 3 default sans-serif font. But does Gnome 3 also use a serif font somewhere?
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Fonts not rendering anymore in arch

After today packages update I got strange bug: Almost in all applications fonts displayed like symbol codes. It's affected: lightdm, awesomewm menu, sublimetext, nautilus. Not affected: terminator, ...
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How to add a font to linux that can be used by pango

I am trying to use the default built-in terminal font with Sakura(which by looking at the source I can tell uses pango for its fonts). However, when I execute pango-list I get alot less results than ...
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How can I make all fonts show a sample string for comparison?

For a specific task I want to select a decent font. For that I want to compare the text “E G PM” for all my installed fonts (or even more) on a Linux system (Ubuntu in this case). Especially the bold ...
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Emulating Synesthesia: How to change the colour of words based on the first letter in a system-wide manner?

I want to try to understand how Daniel Tammet, an autistic synesthetic savant, sees words, at least in the aspect of them having colour. To this aim, I want to colour every word appearing on the ...
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Enscript: How to use a different font?

I downloaded the font RobotoMono-Regular.ttf here, converted it to RobotoMono-Regular.afm with this tool and copied this file to /usr/local/share/enscript/afm where other .afm files reside. In there ...
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Asian font rectangles in NetBeans editor window (CentOS). How to fix?

In NetBeans editor the font is set to monospaced or Courier New. Editor can display ASCII characters, also Russian, Lithuanian, etc. UTF-8 characters. But not Japanase characters, which are displayed ...
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Groff - which fonts are loaded by default

Is there a standard set of fonts that is loaded by groff by default? And is that order always the same for all environments? Is it documented somewherr (I could not find it)? I can make an educated ...
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How to increase font vertical spacing by using fonts.conf file?

I'm noticed in NetBeans in Windows 10 - if I set editor font to "Courier New" - line spacing is normal. Then if font is set to "DialogInput" - line spacing is about 1:2, easier to read/work. "...
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How to set default system font in CentOS?

I want to change system font used by applications globally (or per user) in CentOS. How to do that? Perhaps I should modify ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf file? I would like to set Tahoma font for ...
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Debugging a slow thumbnailer process

I am trying a debug a peculiar performance behavior in the thumbnail-generating process for eog, specifically gdk-pixbuf. The minimal files to reproduce are here: https://github.com/nbeaver/gdk-...
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Configuring font rendering on CentOS - exactly like in WinXP

My goal is to configure Courier New font on CentOS7 to look like in Windows XP (XP just for example, not using it). Font configure file at ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf: <?xml version='1.0'?> ...
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Fonts look pixelated in some applications

I use KDE, I have a HiDPI display, so I made changes to ~/.Xresources to change the system DPI. After that, the fonts in some applications began to look pixelated. In QtCreator, with QT_SCALE_FACTOR=...
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Why won't some unicode characters print to my terminal?

I'm running Arch Linux with simple terminal using the Adobe Source Code Pro font. My locale is correctly set to LANG=en_US.UTF-8. I want to print Unicode characters representing playing cards to my ...
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xterm error loading font: which font package includes iso10646 fonts?

Everytime I start an xterm on my Amazon Linux release 2 (Karoo) server, I get an error complaining about a missing font: xterm: cannot load font '-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-...
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No way to get the “fat fonts” on Fedora 30 or better rendering as Slackware 14.2?

Look this very good rendering on Slackware 14.2 in my opinion is near perfect. Now look the same page on Fedora 30 In my opinion the fonts on Fedora are too small and difficult to read, I prefer the ...
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Cannot display 8-bit characters in xterm in ubuntu 18.04

I have tried every method I could find in the forums, and cannot display any 8-bit character in an xterm window, under kubuntu 18.04 (nor in earlier versions). All characters in range 0x20-0x7e ...
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Is there any X11 font available both support English and Chinese?

I need to display Chinese and English characters in the same line on an application. Is there any font for this?
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Why does Ubuntu render fonts better than Debian?

As Ubuntu obtains its packages from Debian repositories, I would like to know if Ubuntu developers do some modification to the original Debian packages to improve font rendering. I ask this because I ...
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uxterm not displaying arabic

I need to be able to deal with Arabic file names and directories from terminal and I'd like to achieve that with xterm but instead of displaying Arabic characters it shows dotted rectangles (whether ...
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How to get fonts into Libre Office Writer

I have some fonts on my system that I wish to use in Writer. They are present in the file system, but do not appear in the Libre Office fonts list. I can see them when I run fc-list $ fc-list | grep ...
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How can I fix the font problem of this pdf file?

I have a pdf file, whose text can be shown correctly in evince, but not when text are searched or copied and pasted outside the file. For example, "external transportation." is copied and pasted ...