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IMPORTANT: I don't have root access to machine I'm working on. I installed otf font in my home directory using fc-list lists the font. However when I try to set this font as terminal font: Right Click -> Edit Current Profile -> Font It doesn't list the font I recently installed.

Can you guys help me with it?

[EDIT]: It turns out I had to restart terminal to have font listed.

However why does preview for font look like rectangles and letters are smashed together? -- Never mind it was probably because of mucking around too much. Deleted ~/.fonts, recreated it, copied the font and ran fc-cache.

I now have working Inconsolata font in terminal. Thank you all :)

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If it isn't listed in the terminal font list, then the font is not a monospaced font, as those are the only ones listed. Or at least doesn't say that it is one. This could be fixed with fontforge but if the font isn't actually a monospaced font, the results would not be good. – Dan D. Oct 13 '13 at 9:49
thanks, I just checked and it is mono space font. I'm trying to install and use "Inconsolata" font – wisemonkey Oct 13 '13 at 14:49
Are you using Fedora? – Braiam Oct 13 '13 at 18:08
it is a red hat 5.8 server – wisemonkey Oct 13 '13 at 20:24

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