Installing Fonts in Xming with the Linux Subsystem on Windows
Series: dev April 12, 2017
I’ve had problems getting the fonts I want in Xming on Windows. I tried to follow directions, but couldn’t get
mkfontscale running on Windows.
The following process worked for installing Source Code Pro on Windows with Xming:
- Download the latest version of Source Code Pro.
- Unpack the TTF folder to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\fonts\TTF. Create it if it does not yet exist.
- In bash, install
xfonts-utils, which contains mkfontscale:
sudo apt-get install xfonts-utils
- Make sure your Xming fonts directory is editable by the windows user.
- run mkfontscale on the fonts:
cd "/mnt/c/Program Files (x86)/Xming" mkfontscale fonts/TTF mkfontscale -b -s -l fonts/TTF
- Add the font directory to the command you use to launch Xming:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Xming\Xming.exe" -fp "C:/Program Files (x86)/Xming/fonts/misc/,C:/Program Files (x86)/Xming/fonts/TTF/" :0 -clipboard -multiwindow