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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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How does Linux find the bold variant of a given font?

There is a monospace font family I like called IBM Plex Mono. It comes with several font weights beyond just normal and bold, namely: Thin ExtraLight Light Regular Medium SemiBold Bold Now, I have ...
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Font embedding with Libreoffice (eps files)

I would like to generate an eps file with embedded fonts, to make sure that the font I am using in Linux (Nimbus Sans) will look the same when the file is opened on a non-Linux (e.g. Windows) PC. I am ...
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Where can I get additional *console* (ie. virtual-terminal) fonts? Or convert other font formats?

Where can I get/download additional Console / Virtual-Terminal (on F1 through F6) fonts - especially larger ones? I'm here talking about the font that can be set with the setfont command. Also, are ...
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How to fix a grainy font on RedHat Linux 8?

The fonts on my machine look grainy and pixelated. I have the default settings for RHEL 8, with the Window Title/Document/Interface Fonts all set to Cantarell Bold with size 13. I've tried changing ...
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Kernel support for displaying fonts with rotations and reflections (with or without Unicode support)

I am posting to this group because I was wondering whether the Linux kernel can be extended to support the feature of displaying fonts with reflections and rotations, whether these are stored as part ...
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how to change font size locally in xfce-terminal?

Does anyone know if there's a way to change the font-size in xfce-terminal locally (for just one window), preferably on the command line? It's possible to change it globally (for all terminal windows) ...
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Fontawesome icons are not pasted correctly

I am using Fedora and installed fontawesome via sudo dnf install fontawesome fonts. Later because it didn't work I also additionally installed the font manually via downloading the zip from the Github ...
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xorg-xdm cannot output Cyrillic text

The Ubuntu Nerd font is installed on the system. xfontsel defines the font. As you can see in the screenshot, the Cyrillic alphabet is displayed correctly (the last line) man iso_8859-5 it tells me ...
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how to change gtk default font in xfce4?

I'm not sure if this is Debian 12 issue or an xfce4 (4.18) issue or a GTK (3.24) issue: various applications let you choose fonts for this or that, but, particularly in pop up dialogue boxes, there ...
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invalid cache files in ~/.cache/fontconfig

I created a folder in ~/.local/share/fonts for a font. The folder has many .ttf files. I used fc-cache -v and I got errors about invalid cache files in ~/.cache/fontconfig. The font seems to have been ...
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Make GNOME Characters use different emoji font?

How do I configure which emoji font GNOME Character app uses? Currently it's using Noto Emoji Color. GNOME 45.3 Arch Linux
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Illegible fonts in one part of a wine application

I'm having a weird wine font problem when trying to run the Portable D&D 4e Compendium on linux. Here's an image of the issue: As you can see (it might be easier to see if you open it fully ...
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Emoji support for bookmarks bar on Chrome in Linux

How can I get support for proper rendering of emojis in Chrome bookmarks bar? I'm using Ubuntu Linux or more specifically Xubuntu. This is how it looks today: I want them to be displayed as country ...
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Picking icon in font for polybar

I always am in trouble with picking icons in my fonts to build my polybar. I tried with some gnome tools like gnome-characters or gnome-font-viewer but I can't figure out how to display icons (instead ...
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Print error using enscript with Consolas TrueType font

I am trying to create with enscript a PDF source code listing of this Python script: import numpy as np def f1(x): return x * x * np.sin(x) however I am getting this output: I am using this ...
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generating glyph chart for opentype fonts

I have in the past used software to generate nicely formatted PDF charts of all the glyphs in an OTF font. But I've now forgotten what software that was. Probably open source. Can anyone help? ...
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I'd need a gigantic bitmapped font

My laptop display has ~180 dpi, and it's fine. But. Sometimes I need to run old X apps (now, it's osd_cat) that do not support scalable fonts, and what is displayed is miserably small. The largest ...
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Strange/Buggy Characters in the Terminal

I use Debian SID and the Terminator is my terminal emulator. After updating the system the last time (yesterday 2023/11/22) and rebooting, some characters in my terminal in certain commands are ...
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Change font in GRUB with SecureBoot

I have a dual-boot system using Grub. Setting GRUB_FONT seems to be broken by SecureBoot. You can even try the loadfont command in Grub's console: it will return an error complaining about SecureBoot. ...
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How do I increase the font size of the email in Geary?

It doesn't seem possible to change the font size of the email automatically (Ctrl+Scroll seems to be the only solution and it is manual) and the text on my laptop screen is too small. Is there a way ...
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how to show the linux font name

I want to check the font name in linux, so I use this commnad: /app # fc-list :lang=zh-tw|grep "標楷體" /usr/share/fonts/zh/tw/標楷體.ttf: AR PL KaitiM Big5,文鼎PL中楷:style=Regular does the file 標楷體....
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Is it possible to limit the accessible fonts for some GUI (GTK) program?

Because of different reasons, it is useful to limit particular program from accessing all installed in the system fonts. For example, some programs works very slow when big amount of fonts are ...
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How to install calibri font into debian 12?

I need for my php excel creator library, the Calibri font. I tried installing this: https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=ttf-mscorefonts-installer But it has not installed the calibri ...
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Does a Truetype version of the Fixed Misc bitmap font exist?

Does there exist a Truetype version of this font?
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Wrong font colour in GNOME's Application menu while in dark mode

I installed GNOME Tweaks through the Pop Shop to play around with the customizability. Under Appearance>Themes>Applications I tried switching it to some of the other preinstalled themes. But ...
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How to use PostScript Type 1 font in Inkscape Linux?

I am trying to use the font msbm10.pfb given by https://ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/amsfonts/pfb (which is a PostScript Type 1 font by the file command) in (flatpak) Inkscape in Linux. Trying to ...
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change gtk-2 font only for specific application

I have changed general font size for gtk-2 applications by adding this to my gtkrc file: gtk-font-name = "Sans 16" this also affected the text size in the application "dock", or ...
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/usr/share/fonts/IBM_Plex_Mono: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 0 dirs

I have install latex 2013(small installation) into alpine and run it in docker, when I tried to using this command to show alpine font list: /usr/share/fonts/IBM_Plex_Serif # fc-list the output is ...
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Does Chrome on Linux use its own font subpixel smoothing settings?

I am using an LCD TV as my monitor. In Mate settings I can change the subpixel order to BGR to get a better subpixel smoothing. However, I notice that some applications are using their own subpixel ...
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Default monospace font in Qt applications

In the file ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf i have set monospace to DejaVuSansMono: <alias> <family>monospace</family> <prefer><family>DejaVuSansMono</family>&...
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Proper Devanagari (Sanskrit) ligatures in Terminal (Arch-based System)

My terminal is not able to display complex Devanagari (Sanskrit) ligatures properly. It is able to display the letters and certain ligatures, but not the complex ones. Similar as described here, here ...
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Converting non-English manual pages to PDF/PostScript

I'm trying to convert manual pages containing either Japanese or Russian characters to the PDF/PostScript formats. I'm doing it with the following commands. man -Tpdf /usr/share/man/ja/man1/vim.1.gz &...
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How to fix missing font(s) affecting friendly-recovery menu screen appearance?

Test installs of Debian 12 where I've installed friendly-recovery sometimes look like this: instead of having a nice ASCII box drawn around the menu. Some of the test installs don't look like this - ...
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I am using raspberry pi 4 , raspbian os. I can't print or type Combined indic fonts properly. But in window os it's working properly

name_hindi = "अभिव्यक्त करना" name_gujrati = "વ્યક્ત" print(name_gujrati+name_hindi) // '''this both hindi and Gujarati combined font not print or display properly in raspberry pi ...
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clock font in conky

I'm wanting to give the font for my digital clock in conky an outter edge thats a different color. I'm not sure how to go about it though. The pic is an example of what I'm wanting to do.
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How can I fix font issue with a PDF file?

I have a PDF file (this Mazda owner's manual to be precise) with font issues. Therefore I cannot search within. For instance, if you search for the word electric, Okular cannot find it (I've also ...
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How should I interpret the fact that a Unicode code point is shown in two completely different ways in two different terminal emulators?

This is kind of a spin off from an older question I asked. Here's the screenshot from that question: In the bottom left is URxvt, and you can see a lighting bolt-like icon at the beginning of the ...
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Pixelated japanese characters on NixOS

I recently installed NixOS 22.11, with Gnome desktop environment, but all japanese characters look pixelated, like shown in the picture: My configuration file is as follows: fonts = { ...
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Browsers use monospace font for the ui (tabs, settings etc.)

After updating my system (Arch linux x64) and installing some font packages, (I'm unsure what exactly caused this issue) all of my browsers (chromium, firefox, librewolf) started using the default ...
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How to add a system font to LibreOffice Writer?

My Linux system is using Monospace Regular to display Monospace Text. I would like to try the font in my documents. However when I go through my long list of fonts it is not there. How can I make it ...
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Terminus (or any other bitmap font) blurry on HiDPI

I'm using an UHD screen and have everything set to be 2x scaled (Cinnamon DE, Arch Linux). I would like to use a bitmap font that is not anti-aliased, i. e. pixelated, for my terminal emulator (gnome-...
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How to safely remove noto fonts in Debian?

Is there a way to safely remove noto-fonts from the system? They were installed by some package automatically, but they make it horrible to select fonts in any program, as about 1800 of the possible ...
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How to de-blur Wayland fractional scaling

As far as I understand, all fonts, like SVG, are vector representation, so they scale infinitely well. But here are two magnified "S" characters of the same size, from LibreOffice Writer. ...
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Change the font family with a shortcut in XTerm

I'm trying to change the font family on the fly (with a shortcut) in XTerm. At the moment I can change the font size. I tried to do this with the action set-render-font(), but I'm not sure if it's the ...
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How do I list the meta-data in a font file?

I have some font file (specifically, a TrueType, .tff, file) which I want to examine. I can run: file myfont.ttf and get something like: TrueType Font data, 15 tables, 1st "OS/2", 24 names, ...
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Display emoji in tty or fbterm?

I am working with an old Raspberry Pi that only has text mode. Distro is Raspberry Pi OS based on Debian 11. By default the emoji characters only print as white diamond shapes in tty; in fbterm they ...
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System font are not available in Libreoffice

Gnome is set to use Monospace Regular for Monospace Text. However when I open Libreoffice Writer that is bundled with my distribution, I cannot select that font in the GUI. How can I make the font ...
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All text Arabic in my browsers turned to be very small and thin - Ubuntu 22.04

Arabic font was nice when installed Ubuntu 22.04, like it was the default one, but today it turned to the one below You can see the difference between English and Arabic in smoothing =================...
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How to write regular expression for apt-get so that it excludes package conflicts?

I am trying to install all packages that contain font in their name. I tried apt-get install *font* but packages fontforge and fontforge-nox conflict each other. How should I revise my regex so that ...
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Am I reading the font information incorrectly, or does this font not support a character?

I list here an installed font that supports the character 05D0: $ fc-list :charset=05d0 | tail -n1/usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto/NotoSansHebrew-Bold.ttf: Noto Sans Hebrew:style=Bold I then list the ...
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