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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Help install and use Nerd-Fonts (rxvt-unicode, Reply with quote

First of all I have a .Xdefaults file that works in arch linux using Nerd-Fonts... I copied that .Xdefaults configuration file
over to gentoo installation. (I'm saying this to show that my font configuration file actually works so the problem is probably installing the fonts)

I try to run urxvt and it gives me error:
Code:
urxvt: unable to load base fontset, please specify a valid one using -fn, aborting.



These lines are in my .Xdefaults
Code:

           URxvt.font:xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Nerd Font:pixelsize=14, \
           xft:Fura Mono Nerd Font:pixelsize=14, \
           xft:Go Mono Nerd Font:pixelsize=16, \
           xft:Cousine Nerd Font:pixelsize=16, \
           xft:Roboto Mono:pixelsize=16, \
           xft:Space Mono Nerd Edit:pixelsize=16, \
           xft:Sauce Code Nerd Font:pixelsize=16, \
           xft:3270 Nerd Font:pixelsize=16


If I comment the lines above urxvt runs fine but it doesn't look good.

I downloaded the repository of Nerd Fonts from here https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts#option-1-download-and-install-manually

Ran the install script as root and using the -S parameter which tells it to install the fonts system wide.

Tried to run urxvt with the above configuration (I did a restart just in case) and urxvt still refuses to run.

Nerd-Fonts script installs the fonts at
Code:
 /usr/local/share/fonts

So I thought I should try to move the fonts to
Code:
/usr/share/fonts

That still didn't do the job...

I ran cf-list to see if it finds the fonts and i get
Code:

/usr/share/fonts/NerdFonts/Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Nerd Font Complete Mono.ttf: BitstreamVeraSansMono Nerd Font Mono:style=Roman


In the list... too many fonts to list here. So the fonts is there but I can't use them in urxvt. I'm rly confused.
If someone could help me out with this I would really appreciate it.

I guess the real question here is how do you install fonts in gentoo or linux in general.

EDIT

As it says in this reddit thread https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments/8blcz1/having_trouble_setting_urxvt_font/
I had to compile urxvt with xft use flag.

Guess this is the suffering of new gentoo users.
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