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When doing actual work, I can't stand the scalable monospaced fonts that are available to me with the default install. How can I make gVim use the good old 6x13 x11 font?

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cd /etc/fonts/conf.d
rm 70-no-bitmaps.conf
ln -s ../conf.avail/70-yes-bitmaps.conf .

And then restart X, or do a fc-cache -f.

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  • I did this, but I still can't seem to see the fonts from xfonts-base appear in font selection dialog boxes. – SingleNegationElimination Oct 13 '10 at 15:26
  • Try to install xfonts-75dpi or -100dpi as well. Also, you could check xlsfonts and/or xfontsel for the installed bitmap fonts. – Michel Oct 20 '10 at 9:09
  • you could try linking to 70-force-bitmaps instead. 70-yes-bitmaps doesn't have anything in it on my machine. – daithib8 Jun 2 '11 at 19:06

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