setting xterm font from the command line
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Jun 23 21:20:17 PDT 2004
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Michael A. Smith wrote:
> I'm trying to set the xterm font from the command line using the -fn option.
> $ xterm -fn fontname
> What I can't seem to find is the exact fontname of any font on my system
> (FreeBSD 5.2.1R). I've tried many combinations of my fonts: lowercase mixed
> case, spaces, hyphes, underscores, etc... and it can never find the font. For
> $ xterm -fn Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono
> xterm: unable to open font "Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono", trying "fixed"
> Where can I find the font list that xterm is checking?
Use xfontsel to choose the font and then specify the exact same thing
that it shows:
xterm -fn '-bitstream-charter-*-r-normal-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*'
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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