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Changing X.org default font

Installed ArchLinux, run X server, i3wm and some gtk+ applications (chromium, gedit etc.). Applications use font which is the same as my virtual console's font (Terminus I guess). How to switch to ...
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How do I get vlc via X11-over-ssh to display the right font, instead of black rectangles only?

I'm running vlc on my Arch Linux box, forwarded via X11/ssh to my Mac. All characters in the application have been replaced by a black rectangle, so I can't read any labels. I would guess that vlc ...
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Legacy X11 application only sees very few fonts

I have a very old X11 application (over 10 years) that runs in a chrooted environment on my OpenSuse desktop. It used to look fine and over the years I have updated the Linux distribution several ...
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Font in remote X connection

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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Point Size with X11 Fonts

I'm trying to set up my fonts on a bare bones X windows system, but my settings aren't giving me the results I expect. I'm using Terminator as my terminal. I've set my Terminator font to "Monospace ...
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How to make fonts look similar in urxvt and gnome-based applications

I have recently switched from gnome-terminal to urxvt, which I like much better. However, I like the way the fonts are rendered in gnome-based applications better. Here is a screenshot comparing urxvt ...
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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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How to disable font aliasing in freebsd?

I'd like to disable font aliasing at all. It looks ugly on my lcd screen. I tried to google but configuration various from distro to distro.
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X11 Exempt Monspace fonts from hinting in fonts.conf

I am using the following ~/.fonts.conf to encourage font smoothing, particularly in GTK apps like firefox: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> ...
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How to make fonts smooth and readable in Debian/Ubuntu?

What is the best, most foolproof way of getting nice font rendering in Linux? Currently, I am experiencing thin, ugly fonts (shown below). I have wasted too much time tweaking fonts.conf, and I have ...
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emacs won't start due to “No fonts match `Inconsolata-12'”

Several weeks ago, I tried to customize my default font face Emacs 21.4.1 running on CentOS 5.5, and now emacs won't start. emacs will start with the -fn flag. However, I can't find where ...
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xterm font color (and ubuntu rgb.txt)

I tried xterm -fg gray and xterm -fg grey but both gave Warning: color name... is not defined. I am on ubuntu and there is no rgb.txt in /etc/X11/rgb.txt How can I launch xterm with custom fg/bg ...
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Why are the fonts all screwy for remote X11 apps on one Mac client?

I have two Mac OS X clients, both running XQuartz 2.1.6 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple33). When I SSH into a remote linux system enabling X11 forwarding and launch gnome-terminal, on one Mac the terminal ...
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Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) subpixel font rendering crashes Xorg

I really don't know how to solve this on my own so I thought giving this site a chance. After upgrading to Lucid I ran into some problems. With some experimenting I came to a conclusion that if I ...
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Is there a character map utility for Linux that works with terminal fonts? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu Intrepid. I'd like to see a charmap of the "fixed" font -- you know, like "xterm -font fixed". However, I can't seem to get it to work with any of the standard Linux character-map ...
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Who knows of good advanced User Guides for X?

I'm an experienced Linux user, I've run it as my primary OS for about 6 years and feel confident about configuring most aspects of the OS. Except X. I can nearly always do what I want with X, I can ...