Quantity of sorts composing of a complete character set of a single style of a particular typeface.

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Difference between OTF (Open Type) or TTF (True Type) font formats?

On a Mac, when I'm downloading fonts am often given the choice between OTF (OpenType Format) and TTF (TrueType Format). Is there any difference in the way ligatures work or anything between the two ...
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How do I change the default font of Sticky Notes?

How can the default font be changed for the Windows 7 Sticky Notes application? I can't stand that faux handwriting font it uses.
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How can I improve font appearance in google chrome?

. On the left is firefox 4, on the right is chrome 12. Is there a way to make chrome render prettier fonts? The above image was taken on windows xp. Below is another example from windows 7.
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How can the font size be changed in Notepad++?

How can the font size be changed in Notepad++? I just downloaded and installed Notepad++ v5.4.5 (I have been using UltraEdit for the last 11.5 years) and can not find a menu command for changing the ...
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Could I save printer's ink/toner by changing the font?

I'm developing a Microsoft Word document that reached more than 200 pages and I want to print it using my Laserjet or my father's Inkjet printer. I can save paper using both sides of each sheet, ...
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Better Ubuntu Fonts

I have been using Ubuntu for a while. I like it. I like it a lot. But once in a while, when I switch to Windows, I feel better because I really like the font. It feels really much pleasant to watch ...
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How to save font settings in Notepad++

I like the vim Dark Blue style in Notepad++, but I want to use it with Lucida instead of Consolas. When I change the font to Lucida, it is never saved. Is there a way to save a custom style that ...
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How to know which fonts are used in selected part of a PDF document

I'm using Foxit Reader as default PDF viewer. How can I see what type of font is used for a selected part of a PDF document? (If this can only be done with another software, I'd prefer a freeware as ...
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Can you disable VLC's font cache?

I have many fonts installed and VLC's font cache rebuilding takes several minutes. What is it for? How can I disable it?
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Any good way to get the new Menlo font on Windows?

I like the new Menlo font on Snow Leopard a lot. I tried copying it over to my Windows machine, but Windows does not like the format. Does anyone know if there's any legitimate way of getting Menlo ...
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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. ...
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How can I use Font Awesome in Photoshop and Fireworks?

So I downloaded Font Awesome and installed the font. Now I'd like to use this font in my designs in Photoshop and Fireworks. How would I do that?
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What font is used on Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8?

What font is used for the interface in Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8? Is this font free to use?
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How to change the Windows XP console font?

I have been using Cleartype and Vista fonts on Windows XP for quite a while now. I love the Consolas font for working with source code. I would love to have it as the font of my Windows console ...
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Is it possible to install the Helvetica font on linux?

I don't know too much about the licensing issues surrounding fonts, but I would like to install Helvetica on my machine for my own personal use. I haven't been able to find a whole lot about this on ...
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Find all the fonts used in a Photoshop file

I have this .psd (Photoshop file) and I'm trying to convert it to HTML & CSS. Only thing I can't determine is what font they used in the .psd How can I find out what fonts were used in the ...
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Installing Microsoft ttf fonts on Ubuntu

I want to install a Microsoft Vista TTF font (lets say Consolas), on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). How do I go about doing that?
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How to fix font anti-aliasing in IntelliJ IDEA when using high DPI?

I use a higher DPI setting which makes IntelliJ (actually Android Studio) have really messed up fonts. I use MacType which renders my fonts beautifully elsewhere, but I guess Java VM somehow ...
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How do I Create My Own Font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Your Own Hand-written Font for Free How do I make my own TrueType or OpenType font (Windows)? Is there any freeware out there to help me do that? Edit: I'm ...
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How do I change Notepad++'s console font?

How do I configure a fixed-size font for Notepad++'s console output?
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Why do fonts sometimes look “fat” on Mac OS X?

Sometimes when resuming from suspend, the fonts in Mac OS X look "fatter" than normal. Unfortunately right now I can't get my Macbook Pro to exhibit the "normal" behavior for comparison, it has been ...
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Cannot change powershell default font to Lucida Console

This is a trivial problem, but it annoys me that I can't get to the bottom of it: I'm running Windows 8, Powershell version 3.0. By right-clicking on the title bar I can go into the Properties and ...
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How do you use more emoticons in Office Communicator?

Is there any way to use emoticons beyond the default drop down list in Office Communicator 2007 R2? Do you have to install them, or can you just type in different codes? Is this even possible, or are ...
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Can't remove certain fonts in Windows 7

We have an x64 Windows 7 professional machine on which some but not all fonts can not be removed. The problematic fonts in question are not system fonts or Microsoft Office fonts (I think, they ...
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How to change WinMerge font size?

How can I change WinMerge font size and perhaps the font type? Is it possible?
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How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt?

Is it possible to install fonts from the command prompt on Windows? If yes, what is the command? I tried copy [fontname].ttf C:\Windows\Fonts\ and it said copying was complete, but I could neither ...
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How to install OS X *.TTC font on Windows? Error: “*.TTC does not appear to be a valid font”

I own both a Mac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and a PC running Windows 7. On my Mac is a font called "AmericanTypewriter.ttc". I'd like to use that font on my PC, for a specific creative project. ...
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Why do fonts look messed up in Adobe Acrobat?

When I open a PDF in a non-Acrobat PDF viewer, they look fine, but when I open one in Acrobat, the fonts look absolutely terrible. They look very low resolution and I'm not sure how to increase them. ...
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Why are some of my user interface symbols rendered as boxes?

I noticed this first with the scrollbars in IE10: Some user interface elements show the same box as well though. Here is a dropdown box from NetLimiter: Given that that box looks like the ...
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How to change the cmd.exe font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Windows console font? Firstly: I have tried the options dialog for it (the one that Windows shows) and I don't want that. The default windows option ...
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Fonts without file extension, install on Windows?

I have received a folder of fonts which I need to install on Windows. The problem is, they do not have file extensions. For each font there are two files. One of those two gives some info when ...
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Converting from WOFF(Web Open Font Format)

I have a woff file I downloaded from a website that I want to convert for use in word documents and such. Is there any (free) way to do this? After much searching I have not found a way, so I am ...
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Firefox cannot render icons from Font Awesome webfont set

In Firefox (Windows 7), icons and glyphs that are called from the Font Awesome package do not render properly. An example of this can be seen on the Khan Academy website. Below the video the icons are ...
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How to back up all my (custom) fonts?

I'm using a lot of custom fonts for design purposes and I'd like to backup those fonts. If I go to the Fonts folder in Windows Explorer, it seems to load some sort of special font management window. ...
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More crisp font for iTerm on OSX

On iTerm on OSX Mountain Lion the default Monaco font is not very good for white on black text Aliased text is ugly Anti-aliased text is too bold I would prefer more crisp anti-aliased font. ...
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Displaying Unicode on Chrome vs Firefox

Unicode Rendering: Firefox vs Chrome OS: Windows XP SP3 My question is about the rendering of this post on Firefox vs Chrome. I can see a lot of boxes on Chrome, not so much on Firefox. Firefox: ...
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Merging two font into one

How can I combine two fonts in one automatically, so glyphs that are not available in first font, but available in second one can be merged into first font?
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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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Using custom fonts without administrator rights?

I know you can put custom fonts in say C:\Windows\Fonts and applications will be able to find and use them. However this is only possible when you have administrator access to the machine, which is ...
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Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows

I have switched my programming environment from Windows 7 to Mac OS X Lion, and I missed the Windows' crispy front rendering, for example, under Eclipse, you can check the screenshots. OS X: ...
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How to Reset Windows 7 to its default font for the whole system?

This might sound a little bit silly but please bear with me. Somehow I changed my default display font, the one that Windows uses for system dialog boxes, accept/cancel buttons, pretty much everything ...
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Setting “allow pages to choose their own fonts” on a per-domain basis in Firefox

Normally I use Firefox with the option "allow pages to choose their own fonts" UNselected, but now and again there's a site I'd like to view using their fonts instead of mine... Is it possible to set ...
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Hiragana console font for GNU/Linux?

This guide doesn't give the information I need, saying only: Please be aware that japanese is not possible on purely console mode, unless you have an advanced text mode AND a special software. ...
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How did this ZIP file print to my command line when I extracted it?

I downloaded a font from www.fontspace.com today. It came in a basic .zip file and so I moved it into its own new folder to extract it (I'm tired of extracting things just to find that they were ...
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How do I use the Consolas font in the Windows XP command prompt?

How? I can see only two options in the properties dialog: "Lucida Console" and "Raster Fonts". Is there any way to switch to Consolas (short of replacing the Lucida TTF file with the Consolas TTF ...
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Windows 7: How to change the taskbar font size

Windows 7 (Aero) does not offer an option to easily change the taskbar font size. BACKGROUND: I was using the Medium Text size of 125%. (Set via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display) ...
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How to change font size in gnome-shell panel

I tried gnome-shell in Ubuntu by using the gnome-shell --replace command. It works well but I think the font size in the shell panel is too big. Is possible to custom the font size in gnome-shell ...
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Can font substitutions in MS Word be controlled?

Suppose that I am typing text in MS Word (any version) and I enter a character that does not exist in the font being used. Say, I’m using Times New Roman and I type 2300 Alt X, which turns to the ...
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Where can I get information on the mechanics of fonts?

Following my line of "simple" questions: where can I find information about how fonts are made/rendered, and details like what hinting is? Edit: I'd like more details about font rendering.
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How to set the default font in LibreOffice Calc?

How do you set the default font used in new documents of LibreOffice Calc? I am using LibreOffice 3.3.2. Some answers below have been updated for LibreOffice 4 as well.