X.org Fonts

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fc-list will list installed fontconfig fonts

fc-list is a quick and handy command to lists fonts and styles available on the system for applications using fontconfig. You can use fc-list to find out whether particular language font is installed or not.

To list all font faces:
        $ fc-list

Font selection for vim

StackOverflow - what is the good gvim guifont for c c programming

Personally, I like Inconsolata. From my .gvimrc:
        set guifont=Inconsolata\ 13


Debian Adding Fonts

Fonts listed in Fonts section

Fonts can be added to Debian by installing the appropriate package; fonts are specified in the “Fonts” section.

Open Font Library - font formats

We recommend that you submit fonts in the OpenType format.

You probably do not need to worry about other formats at all, because OpenType encloses and extends both TrueType and PostScript Type 1, and it is currently the normal font format for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

From i3 config - window title fonts

From i3 config - window title fonts
        --- Font for window titles. Will also be used by the bar unless a different font
        --- is used in the bar {} block below.
        --- This font is widely installed, provides lots of unicode glyphs, right-to-left
        --- text rendering and scalability on retina/hidpi displays (thanks to pango).
        font pango:DejaVu Sans Mono 8
        --- Before i3 v4.8, we used to recommend this one as the default:
        --- font -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-C-70-iso10646-1