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How can I make Firefox use a font that doesn't appear in it's dropdown box?

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I want to make firefox use the Terminus font, but it doesn't appear in the drop-down box, trying making a .css file with content :

/*Change address bar font, color and size*/

  1. urlbar {-moz-appearance: none !important;

font-family: Terminus !important; font-size: 16pt !important; }


didn't work either, what can I do? I have the font installed.

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The terminal font is probably a raster font and not a vector (true type or open type) font and such bitmap font may not be working in Firefox, especially if they do not show as a selectable font.

This archive contains source code for generating and installing Terminus
Font for Linux console, BSD console and X11 Window System.

- version	4.38
- sizes		6x12, 8x14, 8x16, 10x18, 10x20, 11x22, 12x24, 14x28, 16x32
- styles	normal, bold, EGA/VGA bold
- characters	879
- format	Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) version 2.1

A font like DejaVu is a much better choice if you need support for a lot of languages

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That doesn't work, because this font isn't listed in the drop down box, I stated this in the OP.

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Are you getting the font in notepad font option.

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Yes, I even have it as system font.

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Firefox >File > Quit

Reopen and check it out...

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I have restarted firefox dozens of times by now, it doesn't do anything.

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Did you changed the css firefox file?

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I have this file in the correct folder, any font that is included in the dropdown box does work here.

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In the file I accidentally have 'terminal' instead of terminus, but putting terminus there doesn't fix it either.

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It's still not there.

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Well I check it out and get back you..

Provide the font link

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Its not a font, its a tool.
you can add that font by using firefox Addons
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=font

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Already tried Theme Font & Size Changer, didn't work, also I'm pretty sure it is a font.

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Chosen Solution

The terminal font is probably a raster font and not a vector (true type or open type) font and such bitmap font may not be working in Firefox, especially if they do not show as a selectable font.

This archive contains source code for generating and installing Terminus
Font for Linux console, BSD console and X11 Window System.

- version	4.38
- sizes		6x12, 8x14, 8x16, 10x18, 10x20, 11x22, 12x24, 14x28, 16x32
- styles	normal, bold, EGA/VGA bold
- characters	879
- format	Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) version 2.1

A font like DejaVu is a much better choice if you need support for a lot of languages

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Thanks, that was informative.