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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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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How to update font path?

I am using OpenBSD 5.5 and have just installed a package named xpdf The installation completed with the following message: You may wish to update your font path for /usr/local/share/ghostscript/...
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How can I configure xlock to find fonts?

Is it possible to make xlock to find fonts on my computer automatically? Namely, when I start xlock, it says xlock: can not find font: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-*, using fixed... In my ...
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Netbeans fonts have distorted between CentOS 7.2 and 7.4

I'm having problems with Netbeans (programming IDE, written using Swing) on CentOS 7.4. It worked fine on 7.2 but we upgraded some kernel modules. Since then some of the fonts within my Netbeans have ...
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How to change secondary font used by gnome terminal?

Some environment infos: Arch Linux KDE Plasma 5.10.4 GNOME Terminal 3.24.2 Using VTE version 0.48.3 +GNUTLS I set to use Ubuntu Mono Regular font in gnome terminal profile. And Latin characters do ...
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How to make fontconfig fallback work?

I'm trying to use powerline fonts, but most of the powerline fonts don't look too good in my terminal. Instead I'd like to use a regular non-Powerline font, and specify a fallback Powerline font for ...
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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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Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig

I am running Xubuntu 12.04. I installed Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. For some reason, websites that use Helvetica Neue display fine, but those who use Helvetica have some issues... http://i.stack....
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Even larger fonts in Linux console

When I run sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup I can select a larger font to use for my console (to be clear, I mean the TTY prompts you get with Ctrl+Alt+F1-6), up to 16x32. What if I want even ...
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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 to configure urxvt to display Unicode characters?

I've already looked at three sources (1, 2, 3) with no luck. I've tried launching urxvt -fn 'xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:size=9' and urxvt -fn xft:FontAwesome. A lot of characters show up properly, but ...
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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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Powerline Fonts for zsh in TTY

I'm using UBUNTU 16.04. In graphical terminals like "Terminal" "guake" and "terminator" I am using zsh with Powerline-Fonts. I looked around a bit but found no proper solution to activate powerline ...
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problem adding cidfont to ghostscript

PREFACE I understand this is a little harder since I can't provide the actual pdf, but the question boils down to a more general ghostscript config question so I don't think the pdf is needed. I ...
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Disable RGBA antialiasing for fonts smaller than a certain size

I am trying to disable RGBA antialiasing selectively for fonts smaller than, say 8 points, in GNOME 3.22 on Fedora 25. The general antialiasing is RGBA. I have tried placing the following in ~/.config/...
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no fonts in menus in nautilus/thunar/iceweasel debian

i am on debian 7.11 . I am running Thunar or nautilus or iceweasel in fluxbox, but I can see no fonts in the menus or i nthe filenames (in the case of the former 2). What do I need to do / what ...
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Unicode characters aren't displayed in browsers (both interface and pages)

I noticed that Icecat won't show Unicode characters such as ツ correctly, even though my fonts seem to be configured correctly. I tried to investigate, and realized that in fact it not only fails to ...
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How to change the default font of the Chrome PDF viewer

The Chrome PDF viewer defaults to a font with terrible kerning. I am using Arch Linux, how can I fix this?
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Text display issues - certain applications only show a and _

I'm using a Debian 8 with testing repositories and i3wm. Quite a while ago some applications (vlc, ownCloud client, qbittorrent, teamspeak3) started to only display 'a's and underscores as dialog and ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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How do I control which “form” of a font family is used by default in Google Chrome?

I recently installed the Roboto font in Arch Linux using aur/ttf-roboto. For some reason, Google Chrome picks Roboto Thin instead of Roboto Regular, whereas Firefox picks the Regular one: I'd rather ...
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Fonts not being displayed correctly in Linux Mint 17.2 32bit

I have been using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela for a while now, but often it is the case that fonts are not rendered correctly in the file explorer and in the web browser window. I mean something similar ...
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Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux mangles ligatures “ff”, “fl”, “fi” and “ffl”

I am running Firefox ESR 31.2.0 on Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 computer with 8 GB RAM. Today I noticed that quite often, when Firefox encounters the text sequences "ff", "fi", "fl" and "ffl", it merges ...
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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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How to disable anti-aliasing in git-gui and gitk

After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before (...
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Emacs ansi-term with zsh: error in process filter. Invalid face: unspecified

I have the latest stable versions of Emacs (24.3) and of Zsh (5.0.2). I can run Zsh without problem from a terminal (e.g. ITerm2), but if I try to run it from M-x ansi-term I get the error: Emacs ...
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Emacs complains: font 'serif 10' is not defined

I am running Linux Mint 12 and trying to start emacs but keep getting this error: font 'serif 10' is not defined It seems obvious to me that I don't have the correct font. However, I cannot for ...
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Fonts of some applications get confused

I am running Debian Testing with LXDE. After some time of work, some applications begin to show confused fonts, as shown in the following screenshot (the pdf specific area is good): This happens ...
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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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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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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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How to display colored emojis in XTerm

I want to be able to display colored emojis in XTerm, for example those from Noto Color Emoji of the fonts-noto-color-emoji font package. Like this question, but specifically for XTerm.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is font not listed by fc-list after running fc-cache on font

Im working on a linux blackbox system, uname -a gives Linux 0247 3.3.4-ROMROOT-NT1 #1 Fri Nov 17 14:46:03 JST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux There is only one font on the system /usr/lib/fonts/ipag.ttf ...
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X11 Consolas regular looks ugly

I'm using Debian 9 with KDE and I need normal Consolas fonts in my system. First after installation I hadn't any Consolas font installed so I downloaded it, opened and just clicked install. And what I ...
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Infinality and Firefox/Thundebird

I’m currently using Debian Stretch (9.1) on my Laptop (HP ProBook 640 G1 with Intel HD 4600) and Cinnamon 3.2 as desktop environment. While trying to get the best results for font rendering, my first ...
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Weird font rendering issue in Linux Mint 18.1 (Cinnamon)

I installed LM18.1 on my fathers old laptop (Samsung P400, more infos attached at the end). There is a weird rendering issue only in Cinnamon-specific windows: It is notable that while e.g. the ...
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How to make a .psf font work in a Linux console?

First of all, I am not asking how to convert fonts. However, I had converted an otf font into a pcf one, however when I use setfont aoeu.psf I get Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the ...
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Configuring ClusterSSH to Use Freetype Fonts

I have read the question cluster-ssh: specify terminal font and confirmed that my configuration works fine with valid non-Freetype font names as passed to, e.g., xfontsel. However, I would like to use ...
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Problem with visualisation of latex commands after installing fonts

I don't know whether this is the right place to ask this question or not but anyway. After installing fonts on Ubuntu 14.04 by sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer and after that sudo fc-...
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I'm seeing symbols instead of letters in the awesome hotkey page

When I open the hotkeys page via menu in awesome (on my Arch Linux system), the descriptions of the hotkeys appear as symbols which makes me think there is something wrong with the fonts on my system....
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evince: Bad PDF font rendering

I have a few PDF files which suffer the problem shown in the image: (the blue part is mouse-selected, the right part in black is how the entire document looks!) I tried /prepressing and even -...
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Installing Noto monospace font on Archlinux

I installed the following packages in order to have Google's Noto fonts: noto-fonts noto-fonts-cjk noto-fonts-emoji After the operation, there is a NotMono-Regular.ttf file installed in /usr/share/...
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Firefox attempting to auto-detect charset during fallback

When a font is being used in Firefox that is missing the required glyph and it falls back to the next available font it seems that firefox makes some attempt to detect the charset of those characters ...
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Can I make Chromium use font X every time CSS wants font Y?

For example, I would like to load FreeSans every time the style sheet specifies font-famlily: Helvetica.