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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 
> this:
> 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
Xresources/Xdefaults file.


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.

Bill Moseley

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