I understood, with some difficulty how to use xfontsel. I run an xterm, run xfontsel -print, select the font options in the xfontsel window, click "select", go back to the xterm, ctrl+right click and choose selection. This seems to work. This is what xfontsel prints:
I don't know how I use this.
#2. Command line options. Good .. great.. which ones? I know about the "-fn"/"-font" switches, but I can't figure out the correct argument for "courier"
$ xterm -font courier
xterm: unable to open font "courier", trying "fixed"....
A bit more details, if you wish raskin?