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Old 04-03-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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rxvt-unicode fonts proper setup

I trying to setup my rxvt-unicode fonts to be bigger than default, but result is unsatisfactory.
Before I started my rxvt-unicode via fluxbox menu with opts, something like that :
rxvt-unicode -fg AntiqueWhite -bg Black -fn "xft:fonts_here" actually syntax was a little different, but I lost my old menu file when I migrate from gentoo to debian . Now I'm trying to setup it again.
I read rxvt-unicode FAQ and when I change font on the fly with :

PHP Code:
printf '\33]50;%s\007' "9x15,xft:Terminal" 
as described in FAQ I like the result (you can see it in attachment good_result.png)
But when I try to setup it in fluxbox menu like this :
PHP Code:
[exec] (Rxvt-unicode bozakey+u) {rxvt-unicode -fg AntiqueWhite -bg Black -fn "xft:Terminal:9x15"
result is different(another attachment bad_result.png) - symbols are bigger with big spaces between them .
where is my mistake ? I want fonts to be like when I change it with
PHP Code:
 printf '\33]50;%s\007' "9x15,xft:Terminal" 
I love rxvt, when I switched to Linux years ago I start using it because it simple and light and I want continue using it, but this fonts problems makes me crazy .

Distro is Debian Lenny.
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Last edited by zomane; 04-03-2009 at 05:46 PM.
Old 04-12-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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I'd say set the font and other properties in your ~/.Xdefaults file and don't mess with overly complex options to start urxvt - with everything in your ~/.Xdefaults you'll get the same options every time you start it.

Also, are you trying to specify two fonts? "xft:Terminal" would be a Truetype font but 9x15 is a pixel font. Try using just one of them instead, something like this (in ~/.Xdefaults):

URxvt*fg: AntiqueWhite
URxvt*bg: Black
URxvt*font: 9x15


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