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I've been using the terminus font from the "xfonts-terminus" package with the default GNOME-terminal. Now I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and the font is gone in GNOME-terminal and the Gnome fonts app.

What on earth is going on? How do I get the font back?

  • "Now I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04" – From which version, i.e. in which Ubuntu did it work for you? – egmont May 7 at 21:00
  • Can't you select it in the preferences for your profile in gnome-terminal? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson May 7 at 23:18
  • Sorry - it was an upgrade from 19.10 to 20.04 No, I cannot select it in the preferences. – Krangerich May 8 at 12:45
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It looks like 20.04 now has more than one package for Terminus.

  • xfonts-terminus - Installs the "Terminus" font. Only some applications seem to support it. (eg: Shows up in Konsole, but not Terminator.)

  • fonts-terminus - Installs the "Terminus (TTF)" font. This seems to work everywhere.

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  • That was the solution, thanks a lot! – Krangerich May 8 at 12:45
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Pango stopped supporting old x11 fonts between versions 1.43 and 1.44, breaking them for all gtk apps.

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  • Ah, I understand. That must be the reason, thank you! – Krangerich May 8 at 12:46

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