Fonts behaving weird in a bunch of terminals and vscodium

Hi everyone. Some of the terminals on my system (XFCE terminal, Kitty and some others) have some very inconsistent indentation between letters. Also the spaces in my VSCodium got a lot smaller. That started being an issue only after I installed Hyprland on my Garuda Qtile (just to try it out). I have deleted Hyprland since (as I wasn’t using it), but things haven’t come back to normal. What should I do?

Did you by chance change the fonts for the system or at least those programs? I ask cause I’ve run across that and restoring the fonts to what they were fixed the issue.


I don’t think so. Although that might have been the case. Could you please tell me, how did you restore the fonts?

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Locutus is right, it sounds like you changed the font to something which is not monospaced. Code editors and terminals should always use a monospaced font or they will have the weird spacing issue you have described.

Because there are a thousand ways to change the font an application is using, you should start by undoing or amending the change you made in the first place (instead of layering additional configuration choices on top of it).


Funny that you should ask cause I just messed it up the other day myself. That said go into System Settings, Fonts, click Default at the bottom, and then apply.

Both of them are using default fonts from the looks of it. In vscodium settings I specifically reverted the font settings to the default ones and in kitty.conf there are no additional font configurations.

Also, here is the output of garuda-inxi.

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Garuda (2.6.21-1):
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  Failed units:

Looks like my garuda settings app is not starting. Probably another issue on my system. Unlikely to be connected to my fonts problem, but possibly might be. If you meant KDE System Settings though, tinkering with it changes nothing.

My bad I missed seeing FXCE.

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