On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 05:56:25PM -0400, robert delius royar wrote:
> On Mon, 19 May 2003 about 22:19 +0100 UTC Tim Cutts wrote:
> > Use the -fn and -fs options to xterm. e.g.:
> > xterm -fn monaco -fs 10
> > You can also specify these as resources in your .Xdefaults file, e.g.:
> > xterm*faceName: monaco
> > xterm*faceSize: 10
> > Tim
> Have you tried this? I have, and the response (from the console log is)
> xterm: unable to open font "monaco", trying "fixed"....
> I get similar responses when I try to use FreeType installed fonts also,
> even though I installed the FreeType directory and include it in my font
> path. Maybe it just doesn't work on some systems?
It does, but I made a mistake. This relates to my other post in this
thread this morning. There are two distinct font handling mechanisms
compiled into apple's xterm. One of them is the traditional X font
mechanism, which uses the -fn flag. One of them is FreeType, which
gives you access to the native scalable (and antialiased) fonts, and
that uses the -fa and -fs options. So, my command line was incorrect;
it asked for a UNIX-style font called Monaco. None exists, so it
reverted to the default (fixed). If you say:
xterm -fa monaco -fs 10
It should work. Using FreeType fonts breaks some xterm functionality -
in particular the xterm menu which controls font size no longer works.
X11.app comes with a program called xfontsel which will show you all the
standard X fonts supplied on your system. You'll see that it also
cannot see the Aqua native fonts.
Dr Tim Cutts
Informatics Systems Group
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK
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