Re: stumped on xfonts-terminus
On Sat, 27 Apr 2002 17:16:24 -0400, Dan Christensen wrote:
>Tim locke <email@example.com> writes:
>But on a 14 inch 1600x1200 screen it's too small. Can anyone
>recommend any good fixed-width fonts which are available in
>large sizes? (truetype/bitmap/whatever) I've searched and
>searched and can't find something I like.
Gad! That print must be minuscule. You're trying to use a 160 pixel per
inch resolution. That means that a 12 pt type (standard typewriter
pica) is 16 characters per inch instead of the 10 it should be. Elite,
or 10pt, would go to 25 cpi. Normal readability will require ~18 or 20
pt type. On that small monitor, you'll find it a lot easier to read if
you make 1024x768 your max size. Then, the 100 pixel/inch type will be
close to true sized. You could go to 800x600 and use 75 pixel/inch
type. Or, get a 19+" monitor ;=)
Failing that, hold down <ctl> and right click in the xterm window. A
menu will pop up giving you choices from "unreadable" to "huge." On a
14" monitor @ 1024x768, I find that "large" is good for these old eyes.
If I'm tired, I go "huge."
The courier family is fixed and usually available up to 72pt (1 in).
It is interesting to note that as one evil empire (generic) fell,
another Evil Empire (tm) began its nefarious rise. -- me
Coincidence? I think not.
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