Debian Multimedia :: Install Font With Better Unicode Support?

Mar 20, 2015

I'm running a Debian Wheezy system. There are a lot of characters I want to use from the U+1F*** set of characters. But when I use them or look them up in the character map, all I see is the square with the code inside. Is there some font package I can install from the repository that has better support for these characters?

E.g., when I am instant messaging my girlfriend, I like to use the HEAVY BLACK HEART character (❤, U+2764). But there are a whole bunch of other "romantic" characters that are listed but not actually displaying for me, like the KISS MARK (U+1F48B), which I would like to use. These characters apparently show up on her system, which is an android phone.

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Fedora :: Make Browser - Firefox - Automatically Search And Install Missing Unicode Font?

Aug 23, 2010

Unfortunately far for all unicode characters can be displayed in Fedora by default, (much less than in M$ Wnd). There is a tool that aim to find and install missing fonts when an non-displayable character appears, but it starts mainly when I accidentally open non-text file in terminal and never when a web-page I open in Mozilla Firefox (or Konqueror) contains such kind of characters. So, I see a rectangle with hexadecimal number of character in it (or simply empty rectangle in case of Konqueror) and don't know if there is a easy way to see it by installing missing font automatically (or manually at last) for range of this character or a way to install complete font collection to display all unicode characters from all ranges.

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Jun 19, 2010

How everybody can view, the fonts is exaggeration big in my TV 32", this problem occurs in Gtk, because Opera look good and is Qt , I try changed Font Size, but fix one, other thing is damaged. also I try


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Jan 5, 2016

I install a qt application through apt-get. After launching the app, its font looks like the link shown : [URL] ....

How can I adjust the font to allow the app display font correctly?

Environment: stretch/sid, QT5 (libqt5gui5 libqt5multimedia5 libqt5network5 libqt5qml5 libqt5quick5 libqt5widgets5 qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qml-module-qtmultimedia)

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Nov 27, 2009

I am a nebie to CentOS and I noticed that I don't have much fonts installed and display looks 10 year old. How others who use CentOS as a desktop manage with their fonts?

I noticed a link: [URL] and it mentions that Fedora and Redhat don't have support for True Type Byte Code Interpreters. Is it true? If so how do we enable it.

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Debian Multimedia :: How Come Same Font Smaller In Xfce Than Xubuntu

Nov 24, 2013

When trying to make my Xfce desktop in Debian 7 (wheezy) look the same way as in Xubuntu 12.04 (precise), I am able to (by copying some files from Xubuntu packages) make the fonts render the same way, set up the same desktop and icon themes etc and make everything look identical, with the exception of the fonts...

Since that, if I choose the font "Sans 10" for my desktop, in Debian - with all the same anti-aliasing options, and such, that I use in Xubuntu - the text looks smaller, everywhere, compared to Xubuntu.

So... How come this happens, if I have chosen the same font "Sans" with the same size "10"?

Below, are the different results, depending on the OS in question.

In Debian Xfce, I get this:

While, in Xubuntu, I get this:

I remember this same thing happening, once, when I was experimenting with setting up an Openbox desktop environment, on top of an Ubuntu 12.04 command line install, where, if I used LightDM, as the login manager, I would observe this same font size "reduction" (in, at least, some of the applications), with the theme I was trying to set up, while, if I used GDM, as the login manager, I would not observe this same font size reduction. (And, so, it seemed that some GTK library(?), being used by the GDM, prevented this from happening(?)...)

Also, I read somewhere, on the Internet, that Xubuntu builds Xfce on top of GNOME(?) (libraries, I guess)...

Could it be that, by installing some GTK library, the fonts will "return" to normal size? Or, do I have to configure something else, somewhere?

(P.S. - I've also tried choosing the size "11", in Debian Xfce - in case it's a matter of different values used, for the numbers, in each OS - but, if I do so, it only makes the text bigger than in Xubuntu, with the size "10"...)

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Debian Multimedia :: Inkscape Can't Apply Some Font Cuts

Jul 15, 2015

I use the default Inkscape 0.48.5 r10040 on the default 32 bit Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.1 and since I installed it I can't apply some font cuts which actually do work in other applications and did work on previous versions of Debian/Inkscape.

The cuts do show up as options in the "font/style" selection menu and i can use different versions from for example "Roboto" but if I - for example - select to use the "Semi-Light" variant of Roboto it just doesn't get applied after all. (I know that many fonts do not have any font variations and Inkscape confusingly just shows at least "italic" and "bold" as options in the style list anyway.) In this case the font variant is actually there, I can use the same font variants in Gimp and I was able to use it in previous versions of Debian/Inkscape, but not now.But I noticed instabilities in Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus lately. Gimp just consistatly vanishes when I try to scroll through the font selection menu and Scribus takes ages to load and does crush from time to time without any clear pattern to me. I don't think this is caused by Roboto itself since I used it in the past without such problems.

Should I remove all custom fonts and try if everything works ok again or does this approach sound rather foolish to you? Unfortunately I need most of the additional fonts I installed for different projects and I had them on my system in the past also without having such issues. I could however remove all custom fonts and include only those absolutely needed one by one ...

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Debian Multimedia :: Iceweasel Render The Font So Tiny?

Oct 12, 2015

Why is the font rendered so small on this site? C++ Shell? Before having Debian Stretch as a dual boot, the fonts rendered much better in the VBox VM after installing infinality.

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Debian Multimedia :: Change Font Size In X For High-res Monitor

Jun 9, 2015

I've a high resolution monitor(2560x1440) on my laptop running Debian testing and would like to change the font size in X. I manage to change most of the fonts to a readable size through the openbox configuration manager. But the font in my login window and for example in apps like vlc is still very tiny. How this could be changed ....

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Debian Multimedia :: Wrong Font And Icons With QtCurve On GTK2?

Nov 20, 2015

I'm using Debian Testing (Stretch, right now), and for a little while, a couple of months or so, QtCurve wasn't working properly (and lately, not at all) on GTK2.

After quite a lot of frustrated attempts, I think i fixed it in a way that's probably not recommended at all. I copied the file from Wheezy's version of gtk2-engines-qtcurve, and used it instead. It "just worked".

So, experiencing problems with QtCurve on GTK (most noticeably, being unable to set fonts and icon themes for GTK2 apps), or was it just an oddity of my install? My installs are often not all that standard, so I'm never sure. I'm asking because I have to figure out lots of things if I'm to make a bug report, and the bug may not even really exist . I think I'll even check before if the Testing package from another server works, maybe that's the problem.

I just found that this fix/version makes inkscape crash, would probably do the same to some other stuff -- newer versions (even with proper full package install) also have the same effect, except for that latest one, that doesn't seem to work in GTK2.

It's reported as a bug in Ubuntu. The "correct"/better fix seems to be commenting the font-related lines in /usr/share/themes/QtCurve/gtk-2.0/kdeglobals (Not to be confused with KDE's own file of the same name) on the newer package. That doesn't seem to make inkscape crash.

The same file also set the icon theme on GTK2 as Oxygen, commenting the icon line on the same file doesn't fix it, the correct theme apparently has to be spelled out, it seems it has to be for all users using any QtCurve theme, and GUI tools to change the icon theme won't work (but I haven't really tested the "native GTK" ones).

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Jul 14, 2010

I wanna save font from SystemRescueCD's VC and set it up in Ubuntu's VC. How to save it? 'Man' doesn't make it clear to me. Is it

setfont -o [file]
setfont -O [file]
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Debian Multimedia :: Urdu Font Characters Appear Disjointed In Browsers

Oct 1, 2010

I'm on a Debian Lenny system. I recently installed scim to use the Urdu language and have gotten it to work by following the instructions on this website.

Everything works except that Iceweasel and Epiphany don't display the typed Urdu fonts properly. The characters are there but sometimes they don't join properly.

This problem doesn't occur with other programs such as OpenOffice, etc.

How fonts should be displayed (eg. OpenOffice): [URL]

How fonts are displayed in Iceweasel: ہ ا ں

How do I make Iceweasel and Epiphany behave properly? The characters remain disjointed even if I select the traditional keyboard method of entering text (i.e. via the Keyboard Indicator GNOME applet [India>Urdu]).

I have the appropriate locales installed:

locale -a

I've noticed that even though these characters appear disjointed in Iceweasel or Epiphany, they appear normal when I look at the entered text, via Firefox in Windows. That's strange.

The Character Encoding is the same in the browsers on both OS s - UTF8. So clearly this isn't a character encoding issue I guess. There appears to be a problem with the way Urdu fonts are rendered in the Debian version of Firefox (gecko engine issue maybe?).

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General :: Create And Install All Relevant Font-metrics And Fontmaps Of A TrueType Font For (pdf)TeX?

Jul 9, 2010

Essentially I have found this guide, but it is for miktex, i need a guide for texlive on Debian/Ubuntu which will not pollute dpkg installed texmf.

I'm interested in converting TrueType font to be usable in (pdf)(La)TeX.

All the power google turn up just stuff f relating how to install microsoft fonts or do stuf on MikTeX.

I CANNOT USE XeLaTeX!!! I use pstricks and the font must be available in plain TeX! Otherwise my document looks inconsistent!

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Jan 5, 2016

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Oct 10, 2015

I'm using Robolinux Cinnamon which is Debian 8.2 (fantasic OS btw). I usually use a blank, black wallpaper but the default color of the icon font is black. I googled this question for about an hour before I came here. How to change the icon font color on the desktop to white?

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Dec 9, 2010

When using dual screen (separate X for each one), how can one set specific font DPI for each screen, when they also have different resolution (with Nvidia driver)?

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Debian Multimedia :: Modify The Gnome Login Screen's Font Rendering?

Jul 31, 2011

How can i change that login window's font rendering, i mean that screen which you can select user and type password. Is anybody have the experience for tweaking gnome login font or background image?

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Debian Multimedia :: OpenOffice Font Anti Aliasing Broken After Upgrade To Lenny

Sep 14, 2010

I'm trying to upgrade a headless terminal server like box from Etch to Lenny. Users log in to this box using a GoGlobal client and use applications such as OpenOffice and Iceweasel. Because of the ended support for Etch we want to upgrade this machine to Debian Lenny as soon as possible and in order to save time we decided to dist-upgrade instead of installing a new machine. I've done this upgrade in a test environment and everything is working as expected except for OpenOffice, which seems broken after the upgrade:

The problem seems to be caused by the anti aliasing features of OpenOffice and disabling these features in the options panel (Extra -> Options -> View -> Screen font anti aliasing) fixes the UI somewhat:

However, as can be seen in the last screenshot, disabling anti aliasing makes the whole thing look terrible. I've searches the net for solutions such as this one but so far I've not been able to fix this. Is there anyone who can point me towards what has changed in the way fonts are rendered since Lenny and what might cause this breakage for OpenOffice? Other applications such as Iceweasel work perfectly and look better then before.

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Jan 12, 2016

When entering insert mode in a text file i want to edit while using rxvt-unicode, there is a p being inserted and a whole new line is entered as well. when i hit the insert key, vim enters insert mode but also types a p and forces whatever line i am on down a line. if num lock is not on, it will not enter insert mode by pressing the insert key but if i type using the keyboard and not the number pad, it still enters text. vim/mode keys work normally in xterm. is there some unusual configuration required in order to get vim to behave properly within rxvt-unicode?

created ~/.Xmodmap file as outlined here: [URL] ....

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Apr 13, 2011

I have myopia. I read the documents with quite large font size (13). But some of chm viewer such as: kchmviewer, gnochm, xchm, ... open the .chm files with tiny font. I must click the Zoom in, larger button 2 --> 5 times to get the sastified font. Is there any chm viewer support setting for minimum font size?

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Debian :: Install Windows Font In Raspbian Wheezy

Mar 24, 2015

I managed to install LibreOffice. I've only a little experience with Ubuntu and none at all with Debian.

My 1st project is relatively simple. Pro Screenwriting software can be kinda costly, a hundred & change, at least.

With expanding contests, YouTube & the like, writers interest has been growing; and these day most submissions are pdf not paper. (The BBC Writersroom is a fantastic resource, and even allows unsolicited submissions). [URL] ....

Some years ago, Alan Baird got an award from Sun Micro for developing a set of free format templates called Screenwright for Open Office. Including both US & A4, as well as radio, sitcom, theatre and movies; these have now been ported to Libre Office under Creative Commons usage. [URL] ....

I believe these should work well and fairly fast on the new Pi, as most spec scripts are vastly more white space than word count.

There is a minor problem tho, which first came up with 'New Courier' on Windows machines. The 'page per minute' rule is still important enough that the different line/page length spacing of 'Courier-like' fonts is unacceptable in a submission.

The standard Courier font can be had from [URL] ....

That font set is a zip file which should be extracted and then the 3 fonts are to be dragged into the Windows fonts directory.

So how exactly do I do that with Rasperian Wheezy? Do I extract on the Pi or on the windows machine? Are fonts like most documents, readable on any distro, or do they need to be converted somehow?

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May 23, 2010

I am pretty new to GNU/Linux. I use Mint but want to use Debian. The problem is, Debian has worse font smoothing. Ubuntu's smoothing is great! Is there any possibility to simply install any package on Debian stable to make Debian's font smoothing exactly as it is in Ubuntu?

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Debian :: Perl Script - Converting Unicode To ASCII?

May 7, 2010

I'm trying to write a Perl script that will convert text to ASCII. I'm particularly interested in converting files created with MS Windows, so I used Notepad to create a few test files.

I have had some success with the following script:
[[ Script Deleted -- see subsequent posts ]]

After coming back /home/ to Debian, I used file to examine the file types:
$ file ansi.txt unicode_big-endian.txt unicode.txt utf8.txt
ansi.txt: ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators
unicode_big-endian.txt: Big-endian UTF-16 Unicode character data, with CRLF line terminators
unicode.txt: Little-endian UTF-16 Unicode character data, with CRLF, CR line terminators
utf8.txt: UTF-8 Unicode (with BOM) text, with CRLF line terminators

After running:
$ -i ansi.txt -c ASCII -o new_ansi.txt
$ -i unicode_big-endian.txt -c utf16 -o new_unicode_big-endian.txt
$ -i unicode.txt -c utf16 -o new_unicode.txt
$ -i utf8.txt -c utf8 -o new_utf8.txt

Everything appears good:
$ file new_ansi.txt new_unicode_big-endian.txt new_unicode.txt new_utf8.txt
new_ansi.txt: ASCII text
new_unicode_big-endian.txt: ASCII text
new_unicode.txt: ASCII text
new_utf8.txt:ASCII text

But the "little-endian file" does not convert properly:
$ md5sum new_ansi.txt new_unicode_big-endian.txt new_unicode.txt new_utf8.txt
c4def7932bc151b9e786b6ca1299162c new_ansi.txt
c4def7932bc151b9e786b6ca1299162c new_unicode_big-endian.txt
5b62a013dced4f2c2c0af45ea6388c1e new_unicode.txt
c4def7932bc151b9e786b6ca1299162c new_utf8.txt

When I use cat to print the new_unicode.txt file in an Emacs terminal, a ^@ appears on the last (empty) line. When I open the new_unicode.txt with KWrite, a warning message tells me that the file is a "binary" and "saving it will result in a corrupt file."

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I recently intalled Debian lenny and I'm having issues with some of the unicode characters. Instead of displaying the symbols properly it shows one of the following depending on font/app:

1) Square outline with four letters/numbers arranged inside
2) Just a blank square outline
3) Just a blank space

I haven't been able to test all possible characters, but from a quick check it seems that Cyrillic works properly, Japanese doesn't.A few Google searches later and I'm no wiser on how to fix the issue. Any help?

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May 10, 2010

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I've added the medibuntu repo. I'm up to the part where it says "UBUNTU FAMILY 8.10 AND HIGHER USERS ONLY" and i'm following directions for "32-Bit Ubuntu Users". This is what I get when I paste the command in terminal:


It says "0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove", why am I being told this? If this guide is not for Lucid than what guide is?

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Sep 10, 2010

I recently installed an ATI graphics card driver (fglrx) and ran the aticonfig --initial program/option, which makes the necessary changes to xorg.conf for the user.

My original problem was that all of my font sizes were changed (far too small to even read). I found a temporary way around this by simply increasing the sizes in the gnome appearance properties, but the problem is there is no option to change the size of text that appears in editable fields. For example, simple text-line entry widgets in various applications appear very small (as well as the default text size in icedove mail). Trying to use Writer or Calc also gives the same results. It seems directly related to the sizes of "editable fields" (things like my text editor - gedit- appear to be fine, as well as my terminal). I'm guessing this could have something to do with my xorg.conf, but I've looked through the file and don't know what to change, or where else I could look. If it helps at all, I have most of my font sizes now (in gnome) set to 14, but they appear as 12.

I'm not sure exactly why this is happening, but I need some help in getting some of this text readable again. Please see the attached screenshot of a blank Calc spreadsheet, and it might shed some light on this. You might also notice that in the screenshot, the default font size is 10, but if I change this to 12, and then load it on say, a Windows computer, the text will appear to be much larger than a 12. I'll also include my xorg.conf, in case that has anything to do with it.


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None of the two clients I've tried so far (Linphone and SFLphone) work out of the box on Debian. Linphone doesn't work with ZRTP on Debian (bug #743474), it work an all other systems, but not for Debian. SFLphone is no longer supported, as it has gone to the project Ring, which cannot be installed without adding additional repos.

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i'm using pidgin 2.7.1

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