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How to know the font name of displayed characters? (X11/Xft)

I want to know the font name of displayed characters on any X application. Of course, I can know the font name by comparing the displayed characters with each font characters, but it takes a very long ...
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How to forbid an (emoji) font only for one software?

Context : I'm using Luke Smith's version of st (suckless-terminal) with Monoid font for most Unicode symbols, and I noticed it usually crash when it sees some emojis, like U1F970, st tries to load a ...
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Compiling Dwm to Arch Linux. Xft.h missing?

Trying to compile the Dwm Tile Manager (that uses Xorg ) on Arch Linux currently produces the following error (original attached file): dwm build options: CFLAGS = -std=c99 -pedantic -Wall -Wno-...
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Downgrading libfontconfig1 causing Fontconfig error

During the building of dwm, I was prompted that X11/Xft/Xft.h cannot be found and apt-get can't install it because libfontconfig1 is 2.13.0-5 while 2.11.0 is required. So I downgraded the ...
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Xft:cannot enable font hinting

I cannot enable font hinting in programs which (as far as I understand) do not use the global fontconfig settings. I first thought it was related only to urxvt. urxvt -fn "xft:Consolas:pixelsize=15:...
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Why is Xft ignoring font settings?

As you can see below, my Xft settings match exactly my fontconfig settings: $ xrdb -query | grep -i xft Xft.antialias: 1 Xft.autohint: 1 Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.hinting: 1 Xft.hintstyle: hintmedium ...
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How do I fc-match font of some particular encoding?

I was having a hard time setting font for xterm to use. I managed to do it with font resourse: xterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-r-*--20-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-* But I wonder what is the corresponding ...
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Changing letterSpacing dynamically in urxvt

My URxvt configuration includes dynamic font settings for each F-key. With XFT fonts, I'm getting a very wide letter-spacing. I do not want to use the letterSpacing setting because my other font ...
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Font rendering issue in urxvt -- too much space between characters

Starting earlier today I am getting font rendering issues with rxvt-unicode. Specifically with many fonts I get an abundance of extra space between characters. In other fonts rxvt refuses to change ...
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Xft font specification in Rxvt: is it a client-side or server-side font?

I have a headless Gentoo box and would like to run X app on it but forward the display to a Cygwin Xorg server running on my Windows PC. It works but I am not sure in this case if I specify some ...
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