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Post Link Posted: Wed Jun 24 2009 2:55 pm
Post subject: Does xfontsel show all fonts?
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I've run into an odd problem getting the font I want for rxvt in
Slackware 12.2. (I have no reason to think it's not an issue in
other versions of Slackware or for that matter other
distributions, but Slack 12.2 is what I'm using.)

I got a new video card that gives me a much higher resolution, and
the font I want to use in rxvt is the one you get by starting it
and then hitting Shift-KP_Add repeatedly until it stops changing.

Naturally, I'd like to get that font on startup. Unfortunately I
can't find it using xfontsel or rummaging around in Google or
/usr/share/fonts. So I have no idea how to specify it.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

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Post Link Posted: Thu Jun 25 2009 4:08 am
Post subject: Re: Does xfontsel show all fonts?
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Jim Kalb wrote :


Quote:
Can anybody point me in the right direction?


When you start rxvt it uses a 7x14 font and as you tap Shift-KP_Add it
goes through 8x13, 8x16, 10x20 and ends at 12x24. If you want to start
rxvt with the latter then use:
$ rxvt -fn 12x24
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Post Link Posted: Thu Jun 25 2009 5:13 am
Post subject: Re: Does xfontsel show all fonts?
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On 2009-06-25, Thomas Overgaard <thover@post2.tele.dk> wrote:

Quote:

Jim Kalb wrote :

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

When you start rxvt it uses a 7x14 font and as you tap Shift-KP_Add it
goes through 8x13, 8x16, 10x20 and ends at 12x24. If you want to start
rxvt with the latter then use:
$ rxvt -fn 12x24


You would think so. When I do that though I get something more
enlongated that's actually harder to read than what I get by
repeating Shift-KP_Add. By doing the latter I get something that
(by visual inspection and the shape the window takes) is as wide
as 12x24 but shorter. It is also from a different font
family--unlike 12x24 it lacks serifs for example.

As stated I ran through all the mono fonts I could find in
xfontsel but couldn't match my preferred font.

--
Jim Kalb












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Post Link Posted: Thu Jun 25 2009 5:18 am
Post subject: Re: Does xfontsel show all fonts?
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On 2009-06-25, Jim Kalb <jimkalb@gmail.ANTIHORMEL.com> wrote:

Quote:
On 2009-06-25, Thomas Overgaard <thover@post2.tele.dk> wrote:

Jim Kalb wrote :

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

When you start rxvt it uses a 7x14 font and as you tap Shift-KP_Add it
goes through 8x13, 8x16, 10x20 and ends at 12x24. If you want to start
rxvt with the latter then use:
$ rxvt -fn 12x24

You would think so. When I do that though I get something more
enlongated that's actually harder to read than what I get by
repeating Shift-KP_Add. By doing the latter I get something that
(by visual inspection and the shape the window takes) is as wide
as 12x24 but shorter. It is also from a different font
family--unlike 12x24 it lacks serifs for example.

As stated I ran through all the mono fonts I could find in
xfontsel but couldn't match my preferred font.



Another point--my preferred font, that I get through the
Shift-KP_Add routine, looks the same as the default font I get
without X in a console. Dunno what if anything that proves.

--
Jim Kalb












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Post Link Posted: Thu Jun 25 2009 12:39 pm
Post subject: Re: Does xfontsel show all fonts?
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On 2009-06-25, Thomas Overgaard <thover@post2.tele.dk> wrote:

Quote:

Jim Kalb wrote :

Can anybody point me in the right direction?


Dunno if anybody cares, but it turns out that misc-fixed fonts
come in all sizes, not just the ones that show up in xfontsel. So
I put misc-fixed at 24 pixels in my .Xresources and all is OK.

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