Re: Xft, X Resources, TrueType Fonts
On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 05:22:23PM -0600, Adam Fabian wrote:
> But, xlsfonts and xfontsel don't show anything like this, and trying
> something like:
> XTerm*font: Bitstream Vera Mono
> in my .Xresources gets me messages like:
> xterm: unable to open font "Bitstream Vera Mono", trying "fixed"....
> I've tried '' and "" as quotes around the font name, and didn't get
> anywhere. Does anyone know how I can specify a TrueType font in my
> .Xresources file?
There's a reason why xterm's man page contains the following, you know...
This option sets the pattern for fonts selected from the
FreeType library if support for that library was compiled into
xterm. This corresponds to the faceName resource. When a CJK
double-width font is specified, you also need to turn on the
faceName (class FaceName)
Specify the pattern for fonts selected from the FreeType
library if support for that library was compiled into xterm.
There is no default. If not specified, or if there is no match
for both normal and bold fonts, xterm uses the font and related
Which leads to resources like:
Don't have any idea how you'd have found '-fa', and not actually have read
what it says.
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