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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

When running terminal the font appears smashed with some characters overlapping. It makes it very difficult to follow along. Is there a reason and maybe a fix?

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marked as duplicate by Anwar Shah, Tom Brossman, Jorge Castro, jokerdino, Eliah Kagan Oct 5 '12 at 0:35

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possible duplicate: see here and here – cauon Oct 4 '12 at 14:56
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Open terminal Ctrl + Alt + T

Click at Edit, and go to Profile Preference.

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In General tab, you can change your font and font size.

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how do i add the menu bar to the terminal window? – user94527 Oct 4 '12 at 15:19
@ penreturn: This is completely unrelated, but what theme are you using? It looks neat. @user94527 If you are using Unity, the menu bar should be shown in the panel by default (global menu). On any other desktop environment just right click on the terminal window and select "show Menubar". – Glutanimate Oct 4 '12 at 15:24
my menu bar is showing up at the top of the workspace as opposed to under the window buttons in terminal. but got the problem fixed anyway. – user94527 Oct 4 '12 at 15:32
That default Unity. @Glutanimate Thanks man. Check my blog – penreturns Oct 4 '12 at 16:05
@Glutanimate Enjoy Ubuntu! – penreturns Oct 5 '12 at 11:31

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