X Window - how to get the standard font

herbert langhans herbert.raimund at gmx.net
Tue Apr 28 21:28:42 UTC 2009

Hi Daemons,
a little question:

I open a shell and invoke:
#xmessage 'hello world'
- it opens the window, but a rather tiny font.

So I invoke:
#xmessage -fn -*-fixed-*-*-*-*-20-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-* 'hello world'
- the same appears in the fontsize I like.

Now the question:
Can I set the bigger font somewhere, so that i.e. xmessage appears always in the preset, bigger font without typing the whole -fn -*-*.... string in? Somewhere in .xinitrc? 

Checked the man pages, but its a science to find a solution there.

herb langhans

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