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Old 09-09-2006, 07:02 AM   #1
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xosd font size

hey all,

minor issue, in the whole scheme of things, but i can't figure (despite intensive googling) how to increase the font size in an xosd display:

currently, the xosd line being used is
and i'm unsure which part of that determines font size.

Old 01-23-2007, 03:55 AM   #2
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I realize that this thread is over three months old, but it's the first result in a google for "xosd font size", so I figured I'd go ahead and respond with the answer.

In this example, the 160 is the size specification. That being said, I have it currently set to 160 in the audacious xosd plugin, and it doesn't seem to change. I think it's a problem with the plugin, though... I'm really not sure about that one.
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I realize that this thread is over three years old, but it's still the first result in a google for "xosd font size", so I figured I'd go ahead and respond with a better answer.

use the program "xfontsel" to see the values that you can use
It's simple to use and most of you should be able to figure it out.

this is the way the line breaks down
-fndry  -fmly       -wght  -slant  -sWdth  -adstyl  -pxlsz  -ptSz  -resx  -resy  -spc  -avgWdth  -rgstry  -encdng
-adobe  -helvetica  -bold  -r      -normal  -*      -34     -240   -100   -100   -p    -182      -iso8859 -1

fndry 	The type foundry that digitized and supplied the font data.

fmly 	The name of the typographic style (for example, `courier')

wght 	The weight of the font, or its nominal blackness, the degree of boldness or thickness of its characters. Values include `heavy', `bold', `medium', `light', and `thin'

slant 	The posture of the font, usually `r' (for `roman', or upright), `i' (`italic', slanted upward to the right and differing in shape from the roman counterpart), 
        or `o' (`oblique', slanted but with the shape of the roman counterpart).

swdth 	The proportionate width of the characters in the font, or its nominal width, such as `normal', `condensed', `extended', `narrow', and `wide'.

adstyl 	Any additional style descriptions the particular font takes, such as 
       `serif' (fonts that have small strokes drawn on the ends of each line in the character) or `sans serif' (fonts that omit serifs).

pxlsz 	The height, in pixels, of the type. Also called body size.

ptsz 	The height, in points, of the type.

resx 	The horizontal screen resolution the font was designed for, in dpi ("dots per inch").

resy 	The vertical screen resolution the font was designed for, in dpi.

spc 	The kind of spacing used by the font (its escapement class); either `p' (a proportional font containing characters with varied spacing),
        `m' (a monospaced font containing characters with constant spacing), or `c' (a character cell font containing characters with constant spacing and constant height).

avgwdth The average width of the characters used in the font, in 1/10th pixel units.

rgstry 	The international standards body, or registry, that owns the encoding.

encdng 	The registered name of this character set, or its encoding.

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