X Window - how to get the standard font

Ricardo Jesus ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 13:27:59 UTC 2009

herbert langhans wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks
> herb langhans
I've seen .Xdefaults files that setup resources for apps such as xcalc 
and xmessage.

Have a look at http://dotfiles.org/~n0nsense/.Xdefaults.

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