Re: xterm font size
On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 07:13:22PM -0700, Jeff D wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, Bill Moseley wrote:
> >I just got a new T60p wide screen (1680x1050) running X Window System
> >Version 7.2.0 (xorg).
> I believe it's fixed, but try something like this:
> xterm -fn -*-fixed-medium-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
> where 14 is your size. once you find one you can create ~/.Xresources with
> xterm*font: -*-fixed-medium-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
That's 14 pixels or points?
Ya, it's the finding one I'm not having much luck with. ;) That's why
I was wondering if I could see what font xterm was actually selecting.
Then I could see other size options for that font using fontsel,
If I say xterm*font: 9x15 I assume that's pixels. At 1680x1050 that's
a bit small. It would be nice to find a scalable font so I could fine
tune the size.
I use .Xdefaults-<hostname> as xterm seems to read that every time it
runs, where if I use .Xresources I have to run xrdb -merge for xterm
to see the changes.
Fonts (and X11 in general) has been a weak point in my knowledge. I'm
never sure if I should be working in /etc/fonts/local.conf or in my
On all my machines when I try and bring up the xterm font menu it's
always just a small portion of the menu (it's clipped). If I can
manage to select a mostly hidden item then next time the full menu
shows. Been like the for years.