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jgombos 09-26-2011 03:13 AM

Using xterm with the fonts of gnome terminal - possible?
 
I need to use xterm, but with a more readable font. I've spent some time playing around with xfontsel and nothing is nearly as good as the font that gnome terminal defaults to.

Gnome terminal profiles default to the "system font". How can I find out what the system font is, and how can that be expressed in the same syntax that xterm's "-fn" option will accept?

goossen 09-26-2011 04:53 PM

This is my config, pretty readable. :)
Code:

XTerm*font: -*-fixed-medium-r-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*
XTerm*faceName: monospace
XTerm*faceSize: 10


jgombos 09-27-2011 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goossen (Post 4482974)
This is my config, pretty readable. :)

It's readable, but still looks like dot matrix print compared to Gnome Terminal. Gnome Terminal's font is laser printer smooth. The difference is noticably substantial when launching the following:
Code:

$ xterm -fn -*-fixed-medium-r-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-* -fa monospace -fs 10 &
$ gnome-terminal &

EDIT- nevermind, your fix works (I was doing something wrong). Thanks!


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