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Old 07-06-2017, 02:23 AM   #1
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Terminal display fonts problem


Hi there,

I am running LMDE2, I set the terminal fonts to Courier 10 pitch that's no problem, but when I use the update manager to apply settings on terminal the fonts changed to other type like Serif and forced to fixed width, that looked odd and sometimes the characters overlap unreadable, any fix to that ?
 
Old 07-07-2017, 10:42 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with your system, but there should be a font preference panel somewhere. With a terminal, you want to choose a monospace font where every character takes up the same amount of space.
 
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With a question like this, you need to say which terminal. If you are using Gnome, the controls are simple enough:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/28383...ulators#283831
http://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-te...-fonts.html.en

I'm not quite sure of the meaning of this
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when I use the update manager to apply settings on terminal
Does that mean you are running the update manager from the terminal, or that the update manager has updated the terminal, or something else entirely?
 
Old 07-07-2017, 11:53 PM   #4
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Terminal display fonts problem

If you've ever used Linux Mint Debian you will know there's a feature to apply the settings on terminal instead of GUI, which a terminal window will open and shows the detail of the update, it uses the default terminal came with Cinnamon I've no other terminal/shell app installed.

I mean the terminal is within the GUI not in full screen text mode, and the font type changed not the same as I set for use in terminal. But when I open the terminal manually it gives me Courier 10 that's normal.

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Old 07-08-2017, 02:21 AM   #5
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Unfortunately it doesn't seem we can post images directly on this site, but here's a link to the way my terminal looks. I like the old-fashioned green text on black.

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5612/FEgw9b.jpg

The thing at the top is fortune, a classic UNIX app. I installed it and it prints something whenever I open a new terminal. The new one I think is Internet connected so it's always getting new material. A long time ago, after a while you'd see the same things over and over.

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So, if I've got this right, the update tool you use is opening the terminal emulator and that's not using the font you selected? Does the update tool run as root? If so, then that would explain it, as your configuration of the terminal emulator would only affect it when run as a user; you'd need to launch the terminal as root and reconfigure it in that environment.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 09:59 PM   #7
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So, if I've got this right, the update tool you use is opening the terminal emulator and that's not using the font you selected? Does the update tool run as root? If so, then that would explain it, as your configuration of the terminal emulator would only affect it when run as a user; you'd need to launch the terminal as root and reconfigure it in that environment.
Thanks for the tip but that's not the case, I login as root to check the font, and the mono space fonts indeed using the wrong one, it said mono space but the fonts in use was 'Noto' which is not designed for mono space display and some characters overlap, I then changed that to Courier 10 and start terminal to make sure the font changed, but when I use update manager I still got the same wrong fonts on the terminal windows.

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