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Old 03-28-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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Xterm font size


Hello all, I am running slack 10 with fluxbox and I was wondering if anyone knows how to change the font sizes for the Xterm terminal? My resolution is really high, I like it that way, and becuase of that I can barely read the xterm font. Thanks!


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Old 03-28-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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According to the man page the command is

xterm -fs size

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Old 03-28-2005, 01:58 PM   #3
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I tried that but it did not work for me. :-(





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Old 03-28-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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If you are using scalable (and antialiased) fonts, then use -fa [facename] -fs [facesize] on the commandline, otherwise select a bigger font using xfontsel and use something like:

Code:
xterm -fn -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
You can also set the appropriate resources in your .Xdefaults (or .Xresources):

For non scalable (non antialiased):

Code:
xterm*font: -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Or for scalable and antialiased:

Code:
xterm*faceName: fixed
xterm*faceSize: 18
Make sure that you X startup scripts merge the .Xresources or .Xdefaults with:

xrdb -merge [.Xresources or .Xdefaults]
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:34 PM   #5
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Worked like a charm. Thank you.

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