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Old 03-01-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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fixed fonts on xfce4-terminal


I am using xterm as my default term
I use the following command to run xterm:
xterm -font -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-100-100-100-c-70-iso8859-1 -bg black -fg white -cr green -geometry 120x35+200+250
Now, I want to use xfce-terminal as my default terminal, but I cannot configure the font in xfce-terminal to use fixed font used with xterm.
I tried to do it from the preference menu, but fixed fonts were not shown there.
Any help please,

Old 03-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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I'm running Mandriva 2010 with the XFCE desktop. The default terminal opens here with this command.

exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator

It provides a drop down bar. If I click Edit, Preferences, I can pick any installed system font, including fixed pitch fonts. Not sure how you would do this on the command line though.
Old 12-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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enabling fixed fonts

Long time since the original post, but I found this when looking myself.
Maybe someone else is looking for the answer too. I found this solution
on weiwu dot sdf dot org/100921.html :

Enabling bitmap fonts is rather simple:

# "Un-disable" bitmap fonts
sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf
# Clear the font cache
sudo fc-cache -f -v
----END QUOTE--------------
I myself commented out the middle of the file, rather than deleting it.

I found I couldn't select any fixed fonts until I'd closed all XFCE terminal windows so that it actually stops the program, then restarted it.

You then probably want to select:
Family: Fixed
Style: SemiCondensed
Size: 10


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