X Window - how to get the standard font

herbert langhans herbert.raimund at gmx.net
Wed Apr 29 17:24:28 UTC 2009


Well, I asked the Daemons and got an answer from Jesus and a Guru ;)
Thank you guys , problem solved!
herbs


On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:27:57 +0100
Ricardo Jesus <ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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