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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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Some font sizes are strangely big

On my Lubuntu (ubuntu based) VM I see different font sizes, it's very strange. In some apps it looks normal, in others the fonts are extremely large. Even in some apps there are some huge variations ...
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Lacking unicode fonts : a Firefox on my french Debian 9.8 displays squares instead of khmer characters. Is there an easy way to install many fonts?

When I open the Ratanakiri province wiki page (Cambodia) with Firefox on my french installation of Debian 9.8, it replaces all khmer characters by typical squares. If it happens, some others languages ...
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How do I increase the amount of supported Unicode characters on my Debian desktop?

Here is a list of characters I see squares with instead of the proper characters. The list is extracted from here: CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B 𠀀 𠀁 𠀂 𠀃 𠀄 𠀅 𠀆 𠀇 𠀈 𠀉 𠀊 𠀋 𠀌 𠀍 𠀎 𠀏 �...
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URxvt font spacing

I'm using rxvt-unicode as my terminal with Hack fonts patched with Nerd fonts. Also, my main editor is NeoVim (matters not), with vim-airline (among others). So, this plugin (vim-airline) uses U+2630 ...
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buggy font rendering on browsers

hello I am running arch with everything updated here is the problem firefox 66.0.3 chromium 73.0.3683.103 opera 60.0.3255.27 zoomed firefox with Allow pages to choose their own fonts, ...
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How to reset Antergos KDE bugged icons and font settings?

I'm using Antergos with KDE. About a week ago after an update the icons style changed by itself and text is acting weird. At first I had problems with the cursor in Konsole that I fixed by changing ...
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Permission with fonts

I am trying to get Noto fonts working on my Ubuntu system with some difficulties. I unzipped them into '/usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto/' and run sudo fc-cache -f -v which adds some of them, but not ...
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Default font for generic X11 applications

I am using a FE software (Abaqus) on either Centos 7 Mate or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Mate. I think the program uses the default X11 font for the menus and the console window, they cannot be controlled from ...
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How do linux distros generally handle multilingual UI fonts?

My question is specifically about whether there is a possibility to use different UI fonts for different languages. i.e. Ubuntu for English, Natsume Moji for Japanese, Noto Naksh for Arabic, etc.. ...
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How to make XTerm smaller-vt-font() and larger-vt-font() use smoother steps?

I'm using smaller-vt-font() and larger-vt-font() to quickly change the font size. However, the steps in which the font size changes are too big and I want them to be smoother so the resulting font ...
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How to use icon fonts in text editor?

I'm currently playing with Polybar and I'm trying to customize the beautiful themes provided here. To display nice looking icons on the bar, the above mentioned themes use the Material Icons, by ...
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How to easy setup reliable font with modern symbols and emoji support on void-linux?

I was a Ubuntu Desktop user from long years. I changed for void-linux because the Unity desktop env does not fit well with i3 and I want a more personalized desktop settings. The setup works well, ...
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Error message trying to compile old Pango

I am currently trying to install and old version of Pango. I tried two versions, 10.5 and 1.1.1 and they say similar things. Pango 1.1.1 says: I tried to run configure in two different versions of ...
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groff “me” macro, but use sans serif font for headings etc

I'm learning troff for typesetting documents. I found the me macros nice and beautiful out of the box and want to avoid mom. me defaults everything to serif fonts which is ugly for larger text like ...
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Gentoo is missing X bitmapped fonts Helvetica, Times, Georgia

I'm installing Gentoo for the first time and I've noticed that all bitmapped X fonts except Misc are missing. For instance, I type xlsfonts | grep -i helvetica and it is not there, nor is times, ...
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Patch a glyph into a font from another font

I have a monaco font patched for powerline that I downloaded from this repository. Now for licensing issue there are no free version of this font. Anyway, I use tmux which have U+2502 as a separator ...
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Change Shell Font via Command

I play a lot of Nethack and I suspect that I'm not alone in preferring a larger font for it than I normally use for my terminal. I tend to use 12 for normal terminal stuff (vim or whatever) and 16+ ...
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Non-english font support for chrome | debian

I wasn't able to view any non-english characters in chrome. It just appeared as squares. When I accidentally ranapt-get -t stretch-backports upgrade It somehow got fixed. Now I renistalled the debian ...
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Some symbols are not rendered in Linux/Plasma5

I have Opensuse Tumbleweed with all the latest updates installed on my laptop and my PC, on my laptop with same font CURLY BRACKET SECTION symbols are rendered, but on my PC they are not, I see only ...
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How to set specific font-version (e.g. Font Awesome) in i3wm config files

I use i3wm with the i3status bar. My configuration file uses "FontAwesome 10" font specification for displaying various icons in the bar. Now a new Version of Font Awesome is around. When I, as before,...
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fc-match serif, monospace, and sans only selects Hack-Regular.ttf

I've installed Arch today, and KDE Plasma along with it. Unfortunately firefox only uses the 'Hack-Regular.ttf' font. Here is output of some fc-match commands: $ fc-match sans-serif Hack-Regular.ttf:...
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What does invalid cache file in /var/cache/fontconfig mean?

I was running - $ sudo fc-cache -fv when I got this output - /var/cache/fontconfig: invalid cache file: 54a8ef1a9100c0b4081d409cc341e1e8-le64.cache-7 What does it mean and are there any means to ...
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Fonts needed for browsers

I'm having this issue where many unicode symbols aren't displayed(just boxes instead) on websites. But aren't they supposed to be loaded(by the browser) from external sources? If not, what fonts do I ...
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Oracle VM VirtualBox LinuxMint zoomed very far out

I recently downloaded Oracle VM VirtualBox on my MacBook and am using it for Linux Mint. When I go onto the Linux Mint VM, all of the fonts and applications are extremely tiny and almost impossible ...
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Missing on off button font/icon/glyph in gnome-control-center after upgrading from stretch to buster

I recently upgraded a Debian Stretch installation to Buster using the official guide. I just noticed I'm missing some font/icon/glyph on the on/off switches in gnome-control-center. Where the icons ...
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How to fix Konsole font?

After updating to RHEL7 from RHEL6 my Konsole fonts are looking ugly and un-antialiased(Monospace size 11 in both systems). I played around with font antialiasing system settings but I am unable to ...
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Arabic and Hebrew font rendering in Deepin (Debian) became monospaced everywhere

This issue came out of nowhere several days after my installation of Deepin. It is present in every single software I use, from browsers to text editors. I tried updating the system after the issue ...
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How to debug a font binary from the Terminal on Mac

I have created a demo font which I haven't been able to get working yet, running into this Browser error when I try to load it in the browser: OTS parsing error: incorrect entrySelector for table ...
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fontconfig: how to configure proggycleanTT font properly

Windows10 / proggycleantt / no bold / size 12 Above picture is captured from windows 10 that on wsl. If I use proggycleanTT on linux - Archlinux, it's default to something that doesn't look like ...
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archlinux: running dolphin file manager as root: how to increase font size for drive listing and menu bar?

when running dolphin in root mode, the drive listing on the left panel and menu bar on the top are displayed in very small font: is there a way to increase the font size to make it more comfortable ...
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trouble changing font with URxvt [closed]

I'm trying to change fonts in URxvt. $ fc-match "FuraCode Nerd Font Mono" Fura_Code_Regular_Nerd_Font_Complete_Mono.otf: "FuraCode Nerd Font Mono" "Regular" But when changing ~/.Xresources like this ...
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Locating font files

There's a utility called fc-list in the fontconfig library, that's good for listing installed fonts. It detected a few hundred system fonts. I ended up using find to locate all files with common ...
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GUI fonts not rendering correctly/unreadable in OpenBox,Xorg,Debian but commandline ok

I have just installed Debian 8 (Jessie) and with it revived an old PowerPC, which so far has been a very, say, educational but rewarding experience. Unfortunately, my fonts don't seem to work and ...
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Font not displayed correctly (mostly on Qt program), underline '_' not seen

I use Dejavu Sans Mono for default code font. I often find underline '_' unseen because bottom pixel is not displayed. Eg. KWrite (Kwrite's font setting is: "Monospace", normal, size 10) If I ...
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Detect terminal font

I am running Debian live XFCE, and I cannot seem to determine the font used by the Terminal. I went to Edit, Preferences, Appearance and it just says "Monospace Regular". Then I did cat /etc/default/...
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How can I correctly display Chinese characters on Debian 5?

When I try to use Chinese chars on a QT application, my pc shows rectangles instead of Chinese characters. My old system is version Debian 5 , I can use Chinese chars in Debian 8. I use the same font ...
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Broken fonts after upgrading Firefox ESR to latest Firefox

I'm facing font issue after updating Firefox ESR to latest Firefox on Debian Stretch. Following top voted comment on this Reddit question I set up unstable repository, removed firefox-esr and ...
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Does Konsole permit launching a terminal with a custom font-size on the command-line?

If I want to launch a Konsole can I do so with a font-size of 30px rather than the default?
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UI Fonts on (some) applications are unreadably small

I recently launched a game that decided to set my resolution to 800x600, go fullscreen, and then freeze. After force-killing the game, to my joy, I was met with a panning 800x600 desktop, and had to ...
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Why text in the gnome-terminal has characters slightly overlapping themselves

This is the screen shot of my gnome-terminal: You can see that all the text is messed up. The username is heman and the host name is arch linux but the characters are not even readable because they ...
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Enabling only some bitmap fonts?

To enable a bitmap font, you add an XML file to /etc/fonts/conf.d, like: <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <selectfont> <acceptfont> <...
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System font for X11-forwarded applications

I'm using a headless CentOS machine, and now and then I use ssh/X-forwarding to open graphical applications. However, the font used in those applications is not nice and I would like to change it -- ...
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Add .pcf bitmap lemon font to the urxvt .Xdefault config

I found this i3 setup (http://dotshare.it/dots/1011/) and want to configure it on my own machine to customize it using this base. Starting with urxvt's config I fail on the Lemon fonts at the moment. ...
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fc-list is empty

Some time ago I deleted a lot of packages from a VPS that seemed to be needed only for visual programs (I got the list from some other question here, I don't remember where exactly). Now I'm running ...
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Make GTK3 applications use the GTK2 dialog for font selection?

I prefer the user interface of the font-selection dialog of GTK2 to that of GTK3. How can I make GTK3 applications use the GTK2 dialog? EDIT: Unfortunately, Gnome doesn't let me take screenshots of ...
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Changing font family for characters of a certain language/script using fontconfig?

I am on Arch Linux, Deepin Desktop. I am using Noto Serif as my standard font, but I don't like its Arabic characters. So my goal is to use another font just for arabic characters. Here is what I ...
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MultiMarkdown processors: Fonts?

I just found MultiMarkdown, which is awesome. I've installed the GitHub official application from https://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-6 on my Gentoo box, and I'm using it to create HTML pages ...
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Able to locate root folder var/www/html/wp-content, but can't edit or view?

Objective: upload custom fonts onto wp site via SSH as root user. I am attempting to upload custom fonts onto my site. I am attempting to add the font zip files to the wp-content/theme folder as a ...
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How to set font and theme for GTK+2 programs from the command-line on Linux?

I know how to set font for GTK+3 programs from the command-line, namely by editing the right-hand side (RHS) of ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini's font line: gtk-font-name=Font Awesome 5 Free Regular ...
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Firefox curly quotes broken in Helvetica, but not most other fonts and not in other apps?

In Firefox only (LibreOffice and Chromium work fine), and starting fairly recently, I've noticed Helvetica is rendering weirdly. Curly quotes are broken, but straight ones are not. Some further ...