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Is there a terminal command which allows me to see which font is used in a Linux terminal window?

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That depends on what terminal you use and maybe on the distro, too. Could you please give us more information about that? –  wullxz Jan 5 '13 at 23:52
    
Sure: at the moment I am using the default terminal on Arch Linux. I thought that maybe there was a standard, distro-independent command for that –  user1301428 Jan 5 '13 at 23:59
    
@user1301428 There is no such thing as "default terminal" on Arch Linux (unless you mean the Linux console). Which desktop environment are you using? –  Aluísio A. S. G. Jan 6 '13 at 0:05
    
If you're using a graphical terminal, you can surely find a menu entry called Help -> About where you can possibly find the name of your terminal application. Or do you mean the terminals that are accessable using STRG + ALT + 1-6? –  wullxz Jan 6 '13 at 0:12
    
@AluísioA.S.G. yes, sorry, I was tired :D I mean the Linux console. I am currently not using a desktop environment or a window manager. –  user1301428 Jan 6 '13 at 11:00
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In GNOME I can print list of my gnome-terminal profiles with following command:

$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/global/profile_list
[Default,Profile0]

Then I can print font settings with:

$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/font
Monospace 12
$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0/font
TakaoMincho Bold 36
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Is there a DE-independent command? –  user1301428 Jan 13 '13 at 13:47
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