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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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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 [on hold]

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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The issue with “double like” font rendered, when editing text fields

I run Mint 19 Cinnamon. In some software (e.g. Double Commander, QGIS table edit), when I edit a text field, the fonts become doubled. Some examples: QGIS table edit: see the first cell of the table ...
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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 ...
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Does Linux kernel uses fonts from /usr/share/consolefonts? Is it safe for working kernel?

OS: Ubuntu 18.04. I think it is distribution-independent. The Arch Linux uses the same principle, but do it by another way. I set the tty's font by editing the /etc/default/console-setup file: ...
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fonts in chromium browser changed after installing calibre

I have installed calibre apt-get install calibre and since then the fonts in my chromium browser have changed. Is there a way to revert the fonts back ?
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X11 linux apps in xming - how to fix font and size?

I'm running LiClipse (a version of Eclipse IDE targeted at Python development) on a remote CentOS 7 host with X11 forwarding to xming on Windows 10. The application starts up fine, but the fonts are ...
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Linux font that similar to windows 2016 core cmd's font

I have this windows 2016 core cmd font, as picture above. I want to know how to use similar font on X11 windowing system — Arch linux. Do you know what font would give similar appearance?
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bad font in openbox after resume

I've got openbox installed on my laptop on a Ubuntu 16.04 base and it works great. Only at times, after I resume from sleep, my system fonts are messed up and they won't come back until I restart ...
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How do I change font size in context menu in Gnome 3?

I'm using X-Arc-Darker theme for GNOME 3. I looked for many options in ~/.themes/X-Arc-Darker/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css but I could not find any that allows changing font size in menus and in ...
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How do I chmod or chown a file so that anybody in the world can access it? [duplicate]

.I have a font file which I created using a python script from Github. The owner and group are root. I don't actually know what this means... I can guess what owner means, and I can guess that a group ...
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How to check if `libc`, `font` and `terminal` all agree on Unicode version?

In my case, when I open certain files in tmux such as this file, and have multiple panes, the characters overflow the pane's boundaries. Nicholas Marriott suggested that the libc, font and terminal ...
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Chrome: font size of tabs, bookmarks' bar etc

Depending on the DPI settings, the fonts used in the Chrome user interface may be the wrong size, because Chrome (2018.07.22) respects the DPI settings when it renders web pages' content, but not when ...
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configuring codepoints in virtual console

I am trying to display Hindi and English characters in a virtual terminal. I am able to display these characters for English and Hindi separately but I am not able to display them together. As per my ...
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Understanding font use in OpenMotif

I have a C application the relies on Motif 2.2 (OpenMotif I believe) for its user interface. Problems are that: the fonts are ugly sometimes (depending on CentOS version) they don't display bold/...
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Chromium in raspbian is not loading fonts

I have flash project which has verdana/lohit font embedded into it but they do not load and shows boxes in Chromium (Chromium 65.0.3325.181) in raspbian. However same project gets loaded when ran in ...
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Is it possible to render fonts the same way in openSUSE as in the former version?

I have installed the new Leap 15.0 XFCE, but the font rendering is completely different and it bothers me a lot. I checked every options and even though they all match, it still displays thicker fonts:...
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No bold or italic fonts being displayed by Motif

I have a Linux program that indirectly relies on Motif for displaying its user interface. I run it on various versions of Scientific Linux (same as Centos). On some versions (6.3) it runs fine, but on ...
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Wrong font for some unicode characters [closed]

I have been experiencing some issues with how my terminal shows some of the Unicode characters form my language. The picture shows the issue in the editor in the left terminal. It seems like some of ...
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Konsole and other applications render FontBureau's “Input Mono” as proportional

In KDE's Konsole, when using a custom build of FontBureau's "Input Mono" font, things are rendered as though the fonts are proportional. This causes no end of problems, as Konsole isn't prepared to ...
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Firefox Quantum on Debian stretch font rendering problems

I install firefox «Quantum» 60.0.2 (64bits) on Debian GNU/Linux Stretch via snap, follow this and I have big font rendering problems with this version of Firefox. a screen cap of Jupyter Notebook ...
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Fonts appear in fc-match and fc-list but not in gnome-terminal preferences

I installed https://github.com/powerline/fonts on my computer so that I could use the agnoster theme in oh-my-zsh. I went to change the font on my computer, and couldn't find it. To make sure I wasn't ...
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i3 - a hateful handful of font sizes for my desktop

Since I installed i3 on Arch Linux I noticed a too big font size (in what was the first thing I saw, the i3bar at the bottom), so I changed the font size in the .config/i3/config file (now the line ...
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fonts not working on a gentoo fresh install

I have a fresh gentoo install with systemd. But I can´t load any font! Trying to start conky with default configuration: conky:cant´t load font 'Dejavu Sans Mono:size=12' Trying to start urxvt ...
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Question about fc-cache output

When I run the command sudo fc-cache -rv , there are several directories in which the output line is something like this: /usr/share/fonts/<directory>: skipping, looped directory detected ...
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How to equalize Arabic/Farsi font size with Latin fonts in the terminal?

tl;dr: How to equalize font sizes for Arabic/Farsi with the Latin ones in the terminal? Context: I'm finding a workaround for vim's outdated support for Farsi. I've gotten far enough with vim's ...
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what are these fonts cache files?

I saw the following - /var/cache/fontconfig$ ls 0c38821f-a66f-4b90-824d-fa803ab25716-le64.cache-7 88c2f844-11f0-4a3c-a64d-65220d373706-le64.cache-7 0d7c5111-c465-4c39-a998-6f76b98a90d0-le64.cache-7 ...
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System font looks tiny, hard to read

I recently installed packages and updated others. Now the system fonts are too tiny to read. Here's what Sublime Text looks like: http://i.imgur.com/xYCWNzv.png. I'm running Debian 9.3 with xfce4. ...
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Font viewer that supports viewing ligatures

How can I debug a font's ligature glyphs? For example, I have configured Iosevka with the following ligature: [[iosevka.compLig]] unicode = 57673 # 0xe149 featureTag = 'XHS0' sequence = "->" How ...
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Fonts screwed up, many errors and warnings

I recently installed a bunch of packages. Now my system fonts look different than what I'm used to. When I run sudo synpatic, the program opens, but I see this output in the terminal. Fontconfig ...