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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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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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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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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Can GRUB font size be customised?

I would like to reduce the size of the font of GRUB boot loader. Is it possible and so how?
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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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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 install Microsoft True Type fonts for Centos 7?

There is no fonts directory in /usr/share at all on my system. How can I go about installing Microsoft True Type fonts in Centos 7? I only need Arial and Georgia.
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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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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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Convert in command line an sfd file (fontforge) to ttf, otf, woff, svg

I search a way to automatically convert an sfd file (The work format of Fontforge) to the main font format (at least otf, ttf, woof, svg). But I need to do it in command line, I don’t need to do it ...
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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

My font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com: I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration, and it doesn't seem to work.
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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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Why do some characters show as squares in Chrome?

For example in the dev tools I get something like: Some of these squares are at the end of lines, initially I thought they were carriage returns but it turns out they aren't. Also, squares appear ...
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Use a specific font for emojis

i’d like to use the pretty Segoe UI Symbol emoji. I installed the font by copying it over from my windows install, and awesomely enough, my system falls back to it for all emoji that my main font ...
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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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How can I set the default font size for all Qt5 apps?

I run Gnome, which has pretty good support for my HiDPI screen. However, when I run QT apps I can't seem to find a way to scale the fonts. Is there a way to do this without installing a full version ...
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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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How can I find the default (font) resource XTerm is using?

If I launch xterm with its default bitmap fonts and then select the 'Large' font from the 'VT Fonts' menu (via ctrl+right mouse), I get a very usable bitmap font with apparently good Japanese ...
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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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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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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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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 can I make all fonts with all font faces 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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Gallery of installed fonts

I want to view the fonts that are installed on my system. Specifically, I want the client-side (fontconfig) fonts, not the old-style X11 bitmap fonts on the server (for which xfontsel does an adequate ...
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Change font in echo command

Is it possible to change the font attributes of the output of echo in either zsh or bash? What I would like is something akin to: echo -n "This is the font: normal " echo -n $font=italic "italic," ...
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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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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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What fonts are good for unicode glyphs

So I was looking at this answer on stackoverflow and realized that my fonts aren't covering a whole lot of the utf-8 unicode spectrum (as I get lots of squares). Does anyone know a font that will ...
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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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Fresh Arch Installation - Terminal text completely unreadable just after boot

My laptop is a Toshiba CB35-B3340. Also called a Chromebook 2, with part number PLM02U-009008. I had a working installation of Arch on it yesterday, but accidentally destroyed it while moving ...
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Larger “xterm” fonts on HIDPI displays

After several years of happily using different terminal emulators like Konsole, Gnome-TERMINAL, and lately XFCE Terminal in their appropriate desktop environments, I decided to use good old xterm with ...
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How to use the 14px Gohu font in URXVT?

I want to use the 14 px from the Gohu Font here. I installed the font $fc-list |grep -i "Gohu" /usr/share/fonts/misc/gohufont-uni-14.pcf.gz: Gohu GohuFont:style=Regular /usr/share/fonts/misc/...
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In SciTE (Scintilla), how can I create Syntax-Highlighting for my own custom language?

I want to create a custom Language, with its own custom Syntax Highlighting. Notepad++, a Windows-only SciTE/Scintilla based text editor, allowed me to create a custom "Language", and now, in Linux,...
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Fix terminal after displaying a binary file

I'd tried command cat with an executable file: cat /bin/ls Now I can't read any word in this terminal (Linux console). How can I fix it?
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Change the font used in the Breeze SDDM theme

The default Breeze theme for SDDM on KDE uses default fonts from somewhere I don't know of. In earlier versions of KDE/SDDM, there used to be specific files in the SDDM themes where a font could be ...
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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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Font bug in Java apps on Arch Linux

What happens with fonts in my JAVA apps? SOAP UI screen as example (see toolbox)... I have no idea where is the problem. SYS: up-to-date ARCH LINUX. $ archlinux-java status Available Java ...
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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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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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Fonts in chromium

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a ...
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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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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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How to make Chinese characters display properly on Chromium

When I use Iceweasel (Debian version of Firefox), I can see Chinese characters found on this page, but not when using Chromium. I instead see rectangles. This is on Debian 7 (Wheezy).
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Font problem with Openbox session

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and thought to try out the Openbox session instead of the Lubuntu session which I normally use and have customized to my needs. One problem I would like help with is the ...

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