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Font.

Show list of avaliable font under X.

To view list of clint-side fonts:

$ fc-list

To view list of monospaced clint-side fonts:

$ fc-list :spacing=mono

To view list of server-side fonts:

$ xlsfonts

To view list of server-side monospaced fonts:

$ xlsfonts -fn '*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-m*'
$ xlsfonts -fn '*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-c*'

GUI font managers (lack support for bitmap fonts):

$ sudo apt-get install fontypython
$ fontypython &

$ sudo apt-get install font-manager
$ font-manager &

View how fonts looks like under X

$ xfontsel &
$ gucharmap &
$ xfd -fa "DejaVu Sans Mono"

Inspect font properties

View general font info:

$ fc-query  $FONT.ttf

View font tables:

$ sudo apt-get install fonttools
$ ttx -l  $FONT.ttf

Dump font tables in XML formtat (check out .ttx file):

$ ttx $FONT.ttf

Configure fonts under X.

Read man 5 font-config.

http://www.freedesktop.org/software/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html
Man page about font.conf.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-fonts.html
FreeBSD manual about font.conf.
http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/
Debian wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_logical_font_description
X logical font description.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/font_configuration
Font configuration.

Setup font for emacs.

If X running by xinit, write to ~/.xinitrc

xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults &

and write to ~/.Xdefaults

emacs.font: 7x13

Setup font for mc.

Not any font display correctly cyrillic characters - only those which with ISO 10646. If you in X run MC as:

$ xterm -fn "-misc-fixed-medium-r-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1" -geometry 120x42 -e mc -x

Safe fonts for the WEB.

Check font spreading statistics and usage:

Fonts family.

See

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software_Unicode_typefaces
Free typefaces at Wikipedia.
http://www.openfontlibrary.org
Open Font Library, a library of free fonts
http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=FontsInCyberspace&_sc=1
SIL fonts.

DejaVu.

The DejaVu fonts are a font family based on the Vera Fonts.

http://dejavu-fonts.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

For Debian:

$ sudo apt-get install ttf-dejavu

Liberation.

GPL font: Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif and Liberation Mono.

As alternative to Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New.

https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts
home page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_fonts
Wikipedia article.

Linux Libertine.

Free and open alternatives to commercial fonts like Times Roman.

http://www.linuxlibertine.org
home page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Libertine
Wikipedia article.

SIL (IPA font).

Charis SIL, Doulos SIL, Gentium.

http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSILfont http://scripts.sil.org/CharisSILfont http://scripts.sil.org/Gentium

For Debian:

$ sudo apt-get install ttf-sil-doulos
$ sudo apt-get install ttf-sil-charis
$ sudo apt-get install ttf-gentium

How configure font for X?

For Debian:

$ sudo aptitude install fontconfig-config
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config

Font tuning method for screen: Native Enable subpixel rendering for screen: Always (или Automatic) Enable bitmapped fonts by default?: No

Font development.

FontForge.

Typeface (font) editor program. BSD licence.

http://fontforge.sourceforge.net
home page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FontForge
Wikipedia article.

Best font for reading.

Рубленые (Гротески).

Arial, Verdana, Helvetica.

Verdana наиболее читабельный, у Arial слишком буквы слипаются.

TODO

Trebushet MS AcademyTT

Droid Georgia sans-serif Calibri Candara

liberation serif

Book Antiqua

Garamond Bookman

Tahoma

Courier New, Times New Roman, Lucida Sans Unicode

Подчеркнутый, полужирный или курсивный текст.

Serif - это шрифт с засечками, антиква.