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Arch Linux Graphics and Don't

I just installed Arch Linux with lightdm and awesome, and the fonts and display look very pixelated. I installed infinality, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I'm wondering if you all ...
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How to fine-tune TTF rendering in xterm?

I've been trying for the past couple of days to get xterm to display the same font that I have gotten used to in konsole for the last few years – it works for me quite well even with relatively small ...
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Fine tuning Windows visual aspects in Windows 8.1

I'm using Windows 8.1. I know that in Windows 7 I was able to adjust all (just about) all of the visual aspects of the window, and the desktop, such as the font in the title bar or even in desktop ...
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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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Why does MPlayer OSX Extended generate fontconfig on my desktop?

I use MPlayer OSX Extended as my primary video player. However, every time I play a video, a fontconfig folder appears on my desktop containing a few random .cache-3 files. Deleting this folder will ...
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How to make the cygwin fontconfig package inherit Windows fonts?

I'm using a cygwin64 build of ffmpeg (1, 2) to burn subtitles into a video file as follows: $ ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -vf subtitles=file.srt file.ts ffmpeg version 1.2.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg ...
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Excel: When I use =A1 I want the cell to copy the cell as well as the font formatting

I'm creating "Bingo" style cards in Excel for a maths lesson. On my master sheet I have x^2 (the 2 is superscript). When I use =A1 to duplicate the cell it doesn't copy the font formatting. In stead I ...
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Korean characters not appearing in Korean Windows XP computer

I am using a Korean software (with a partial English interface) in a Korean Version of Windows XP SP 3 However, in parts of the software, even when I change the interface to Korean, Korean letters ...
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Powerline Patched Fonts on OSX 10.9.3 - iTerm2 & Chrome

I'm looking for a working solution for rendering powerline characters on OSX in iTerm2 and Chrome. There's a lot of documentation around I've attempted to use several methods, none seem to work ...
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Centos 6 Eclipse font rendering at 8pt

I am running Centos 6.4 and Eclipse Juno and I like coding at 8pt size. I keep seeing a few letters with no spaces in between them. I have tried DejaVu Sans Mono Book, Droid Sans Mono etc. The font in ...
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Setting custom (Powerline) fonts in the default OSX Terminal app

I was able to set a custom font in Iterm 2 by setting the Non-ASCII option in Iterm's setting. I was not able to find a similar option in the default Mac OS Terminal. How can I do this for Mac OS ...
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How can I fix this display size issue in Windows 7 Character Map?

The last few times I've opened the character map (Win 7), the "highlighted" character and the "selected" characters have shown up very tiny. Clicking on a character to highlight it makes it even ...
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Make style changes in notepad++ permanent

When I select a theme and make changes to the font name and font size, they always default back to original settings whenever I reopen notepad++. Is there a way of making font name and size changes to ...
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fontconfig: cannot change font family

this is my ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <match target="font"> <edit ...
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How to match the font “Helvetica” to “Adobe Helvetica”

I'am using OpenSuse 12.2 and installed various font-packages. Fontconfig is triggered by SuSEConfig. So far, the installation seems ok. But I have the following problem: I have to use the font ...
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Font name with an “@” symbol; how they are different?

In any application(on my Win 7 pc), when i try to choose font, the common dialog box pops-up. There, I see some font-names start with @. While the most others don't. Why the @ symbol is used for? Are ...
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Linux: configure font to be treated as monospace

I'm trying to use the OCR-A font on Ubuntu. But it's not configured properly to be recgnized as monospace font. I understand that I need to have a local fonts.conf file or somethign like that. But ...
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mplayer fontconfig annoyance on windows

The mplayer build I use on windows reloads the font cache every time I restart my computer. I found out the cause of this is that I clear the temp dir on restart and it keeps the font cache there. I ...
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Mac — Macports/Wine errors: NCurses library and Fontconfig

I've been trying to get Wine on my Mac to run some of my old PC games. I used Macports to install it, but it didn't work right away. I followed This tutorial, and then looked around a bit on the web ...
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Rxvt Unicode does not display U+E0B0, even though my font includes it

Unicode / font configuration headaches. I've installed tmux-powerline and, per the recommendation, patched my Inconsolata font. The goal here is to display cute little wedge-arrow things, like U+E0B0, ...
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Font list not refreshing in apps in debian

I copied a bunch of .ttf and otf fonts into ~/.fonts, made sure permissions where set to my user/group and ran fc-cache ~/.fonts. Opened up GIMP and Geany but the fonts aren't available. Any idea ...
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In Xorg fontconfig, why two font caches, /var/cache and $HOME? Possible to get rid of the latter?

In Xorg fontconfig, there're (at least) two fontcaches, by default /var/cache/fontconfig and ~/.fontconfig, defined in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf. Q1. But what's the rationale? Only one, the system wide ...
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Gentoo emerge shows dependency conflict

When I try to run this command: emerge -avuDN world I get this message: WARNING: One or more updates have been skipped due to a dependency conflict: media-libs/freetype:2 ...
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How do I make Emacs honor ~/.fonts.conf?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and I've installed the emacs-snapshot package via apt-get. When I run this Emacs, it honors my ~/.fonts.conf file. (I can tell because the fonts change if I remove the file.) ...
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how to check all available characters in a font file?

I have some truetype fonts which support UTF-8 characters. I can use "fc-list" to find certain font. How can I check all available characters in some font? Such as how many characters supported in "AR ...
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Using a given font for ASCII and another for unicode

I would like to set up emacs so that it uses -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-16-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1 to display ASCII characters and -outline-Arial Unicode ...
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Why is fc-cache not installing fonts for me in Fedora 15

I have all the fonts I want in the directory ~/winFonts. In this directory there are a number of symlinks to the real font files. Now I run fc-cache -fv .winfonts And I see a message saying 453 new ...
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Why is my system (Ubuntu) using FreeSans font for sans-serif/arial/helvetica web rendering?

Recently, I noticed that my web browsers (Chrome, Firefox) are using a strange font for all the sans-serif/helvetica/arial/etc. text. I believe it's FreeSans, after inspecting a bunch of fonts. It ...
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Missing glyphs in Terminus font, how to setup a fallback font?

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus (http://sourceforge.net/projects/terminus-font/), which works wonders for me. I added ...
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Antialias not working in ubuntu lucid lynx 10.04

I have recently upgraded from karmic to lucid (plain ubuntu using gnome). Everything worked fine, but the characters now aren't anti-aliased any more, as you can appreciate from the screenshot: ...
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Font substitution with ~/.fonts.conf

I'm trying using ~/.fonts.conf to replace Helvetica with Droid Sans, here's the content of the file: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> ...
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Bad font anti-aliasing in Ubuntu

I'm switching from Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 9.04, and I can't seem to get it to get a good font anti-aliasing to work. It seems that Ubuntu's fontconfig tries to keep characters in integral pixel widths. ...