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How to use fontspec to typeset Amharic text in Latex? [migrated]

I am a new user and want to use Amharic as a main language with English as a second in LaTex. I use MAC O X 10.13 version with TexShop 4.44 version. To write the Amharic text I use Abyssinica SIL as a ...
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Which conf file replaces Helvetica with Liberation Sans in Debian

In a fresh new install of Debian XFCE without a user font config file (~/.config/fontconf/...) which configuration files governs the rendering of Helvetica font with Liberation Sans? $ fc-match ...
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Different fonts for different languages (English and Persian)

I constantly use English and Persian (Farsi) in my day-to-day use. And I want to set different fonts for each of them, in arch-linux. Namely, I want to use Iosevka for English, and Sahel for Persian. ...
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pdf2htmlEX converts text but not visible (program can't find font file on linux?)

I'm using pdf2htmlEX to convert a pdf to html, and the output displays correctly when it's generated locally on a mac, but not when it's generated in production on amazon linux. Multiple pages have ...
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fontconfig: specify different bold and regular fonts

I have the following situation: in an embedded system I need to include chinese fonts. I’m using Source Han Sans CN Medium for the Bold text, and Source Han Sans CN Light for the regular text, as ...
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.cache/fontfonfig directory fills infinitely courtesy mate-settings-daemon

Noob here. I'm running Manjaro Linux with MATE as Desktop Environment. For some weird reason, mate-settings-daemon fills up my .cache/fontconfig directory infinitely. I use fc-cache to generate font ...
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ZPL not printing zeros for flama font

I installed flama font in zebra printer template. It is printing everything in Flama font except zeros. It doesn't print anything for zeros. It just leaves as space. Has anyone seen this happen before ...
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How to set default font size in DokuWiki?

I find the default font size for "normal text" in DokuWiki to be just a shade too small. How do I change it? I would guess that I change the entry for <p> in a css file somewhere, but where? ...
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Font: howto configure pixel font correctly on linux?

I followed this guide and its subpixel rendering topic: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/font_configuration#Pixel_alignment But still can't achieve the same appearance result to pixel font ...
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Stopping ligatures in konsole

After upgrading to Fedora 29 konsole has started to use ligatures for my monowidth fonts (currently Inconsolata), which is beyond terrible for example when it decides to combine "fi". I have futzed ...
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Being both nonprivileged and root inside Docker container

I want to use pandoc inside docker. The image looks like this: FROM debian:buster-slim RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y pandoc texlive WORKDIR /home This is build.sh inside the ...
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Why does convert fill my fontconfig directory?

I want to have the time displayed a bunch of times in my linux background. Here's a partial screenshot: I use this script to make that happen: #!/usr/bin/bash while true do convert -size ...
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FFmpeg on Android add subtitles too slowly

Recently I use FFmpeg 4.0 on Android. And I use FFmpeg to add subtitles. But it's very slow. After some check, I find where the problem is. As you know, FFmpeg should enable-libass so that you can ...
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How do I make manually installed fonts accessible to all applications without running `fc-cache -f`?

With dpkg new fonts get installed and usable in no time. When I add a font manually I have to use fc-cache -f, which takes a lot of time to complete. How do I install fonts manually the dpkg way? How ...
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Font with a certain colour and implemented glow

I need to create a version of an existing font where the letters will have a certain colour and a glow. I can add the glow in illustrator and photoshop but I need the actual ttf to have the specific ...
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FFmpeg drawtext limit on max number of open font files

Using FFmpeg, I am trying to create a video from images on which I annotate/write text using drawtext (filter_complex is used). If the number of drawtext filters exceeds 500, I get an error: ...
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how get a bit “bolder” or “blurry” and more weight font on arch linux?

this could be a weird question because many people seems to ask for the opposite question: How get more defined fonts on linux?.. unfortunately I came from OS and notice than the linux font looks so ...
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gimp configure default font size in config file (gimprc)

Is it possible to configure the deafult font size in gimprc? from man gimprc, I see: (default-font "Sans") Can the string "Sans" be modified to specify the font size? Where can I find a full ...
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Xorg and bitmap font (BDF/PCF) with full unicode support?

Recently I attempted to create a BDF font (using font-forge's full-unicode encoding ISO10646). While the file was written correctly as far as I can tell. X11/freetype/font-config aren't using glyph's ...
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Fontconfig warning on OSX when running Octave

I am getting the following warning/error when running some octave files. I have installed octave using homebrew following the guide here. Seems like I have to remove the line from the config, but ...
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Why does firefox not use Consolas font while fc-match consolas shows it?

Visiting a pages that use the Consolas monospace font (e.g. [1], minimal example at [3]) instead renders Nimbus Mono. I installed the Microsoft fonts according to the arch wiki[1] using the ttf-ms-...
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Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue (With Video Demo)

See Video Demo at: vimeo.com/155636855 I've grappled with this issue for too long--now I would love some outside help. * This has nothing to do with VM technology--see added note at end of post * ...
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Font Rendering Issue

I have a problem with my font rendering under Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca with Kernel 3.17.1. The spacing for monospace fonts is really wrong, some letters are bold and misplaced. At some places the font ...
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fc-match gives the same font regardless of query

Related: Why are my monospace fonts behaving erratically? No matter what input I give fc-match, it always returns the same thing. I think this is the root cause of the related Q above. How would I ...
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switch off anti aliasing in fedora 22

I updated to fedora 22 last days and under most desktops ( kde/gnome/gnome3 ) all terminals have a very very ugly font setting. It is nearly impossible to use some text base editors in this terminals ...
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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 spacing at ...
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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 name="...
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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 (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 ...