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#1 2013-03-19 21:26:14

Robotman
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[SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Here and there and on occasion, a letter will be replaced by a square or something.

Should I go with a different system font?

Last edited by Robotman (2013-03-29 12:16:25)

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#2 2013-03-19 21:42:10

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Why won't you try and do it instead of asking?


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#3 2013-03-19 21:51:24

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

How?

Also, I haven't changed it yet, so it is doing this with the default font.

Last edited by Robotman (2013-03-19 21:54:08)

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#4 2013-03-23 12:33:28

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

To change your fonts globally install gnome-tweak-tool. As root in terminal run this

pacman -S gnome-tweak-tool

Then locate tweak tool under accessories menu and open it. In fonts section you can make your choices about fonts.

For the problem you are describing maybee you should check out your locale too. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Locale


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#5 2013-03-24 13:08:21

Robotman
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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Thanks.

I think my locale stuff is ok. Still, very weird and mysterious.

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#6 2013-03-24 13:28:20

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Robotman wrote:

Thanks.

I think my locale stuff is ok. Still, very weird and mysterious.

You think so, but does your system? I'd really make sure it is oke.


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#7 2013-03-28 11:49:29

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Does this look right?

$ locale
LANG=C
LC_CTYPE="C"
LC_NUMERIC="C"
LC_TIME="C"
LC_COLLATE="C"
LC_MONETARY="C"
LC_MESSAGES="C"
LC_PAPER="C"
LC_NAME="C"
LC_ADDRESS="C"
LC_TELEPHONE="C"
LC_MEASUREMENT="C"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="C"
LC_ALL=

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#8 2013-03-28 13:57:20

mariusmeyer
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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

You should probably set a UTF-8 locale. Check the wiki how it's done.

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#9 2013-03-28 19:46:08

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Robotman wrote:

a letter will be replaced by a square

I think this tends to be a problem with pango. Here's an old thread.

I suggest comparing /etc/pango/pango.modules to the output of:

pango-querymodules

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#10 2013-03-28 21:54:00

Robotman
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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

mariusmeyer wrote:

You should probably set a UTF-8 locale. Check the wiki how it's done.

I thought I did! I uncommented "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" in /etc/locale.gen, and ran "sudo locale-gen".

brebs wrote:

I suggest comparing /etc/pango/pango.modules

Looks the same to me...

Last edited by Robotman (2013-03-29 02:16:34)

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#11 2013-03-29 00:26:06

evana
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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Robotman wrote:
mariusmeyer wrote:

You should probably set a UTF-8 locale. Check the wiki how it's done.

I thought I did! I uncommented "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" in /etc/locale-gen, and ran "sudo locale-gen".

You just have a very minor typo. The correct file is /etc/locale.gen not /etc/locale-gen.

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#12 2013-03-29 02:16:17

Robotman
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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

Thanks evana, the typo is what I typed here on the forum. The actual file I edited was the one you mentioned.

I corrected my post.

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#13 2013-03-29 11:45:09

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

I thought I did! I uncommented "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" in /etc/locale.gen, and ran "sudo locale-gen".

In addition to uncommenting the locale and generating it, you also need to tell the system which of the uncommented ones to use (you can have more than one uncommented you know). This is done in a file in /etc. As mentioned, the locale wiki will tell you which one...

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#14 2013-03-29 12:15:47

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Re: [SOLVED] What's going on with my font?

My /etc/locale.conf has:

LANG="en_US.UTF-8"

Maybe everything's ok here. I removed "iso something or other" from the locales, and I don't seem to have a problem anymore. I'm going to changed this to solved.

Thanks everybody!

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