I installed Alacritty and its cool and all but because of my ZSH shell (I'm on Manjaro Gnome). It has a lot of emojis and it cuts some of those visuals:

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Here is the native gnome terminal:

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  • Have you tried changing the font settings? See .config/alacritty/alacritty.yml · GitHub
    – DavidPostill
    Commented Jan 22, 2021 at 16:38
  • No. I have no idea how to do that. I have never done it for a terminal. How should I do that?
    – John
    Commented Jan 22, 2021 at 18:10
  • You edit the file and then restart your terminal
    – DavidPostill
    Commented Jan 22, 2021 at 18:12
  • @DavidPostill Perhaps you could tell which file? Commented Jan 23, 2021 at 21:05
  • I told you above .config/alacritty/alacritty.yml in your home directory
    – DavidPostill
    Commented Jan 23, 2021 at 21:07

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Update March 2024

Alacritty now uses TOML as configuration file format. So the appropriate configuration would be:

offset.x = 0  # For letter spacing (default: 0)
offset.y = 0  # For line spacing (default: 0)

You can get a complete documentation about the configuration here.

Old answer

Put these settings in font section in your ~/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml:

# NOTE: Values can be changed.
      x: 0    # For letter spacing (default: 0).
      y: 0    # For line spacing (default: 0).

See more at alacritty's documentation.


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