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Re: Need help displaying Unicode fonts in Icecat

From: j
Subject: Re: Need help displaying Unicode fonts in Icecat
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 14:43:20 -0400
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> Hi Guix,
>   I can't seem to get Unicode fonts to display in Icecat (and
> Emacs...and really everywhere else too). I'm not a font wizard, so I'm
> unsure how to resolve this issue. I've installed both of these packages:
> - font-dejavu
> - font-liberation
> Then I ran "fc-cache -f" and rebooted my machine. Still, I'm not seeing
> anything change unfortunately. I just get empty boxes where Unicode
> symbols should be displayed.
> Am I missing the correct font package? Do I need to edit a config file
> somewhere? Any advice would be appreciated.

Are you running Guix on top of another distribution? I had to add the
veriable XDG_DATA_DIRS to the environment, specifically
XDG_DATA_DIRS=$HOME/.guix-profile/share:/usr/share for Guix running on
Debian. The variable was set automagically full Guix systems.


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