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Re: [vox-tech] HP & xterm



Thanks Mark, that worked like a charm (the xlsfonts that is: now I have
something to choose from).

P.s Pete, to beat a dead horse, Mark's reply showed up in the other email
list (that I crossed posted to), but not on vox-tech

Jay
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org>
To: "vox-tech" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Cc: <luni@luni.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] HP & xterm


> On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Jay Strauss wrote:
>
> > How do/can I control the size of the font in my xterm window.
>
> Ctrl-<right_mouse_button>, as it is in most XTerm.  You'll see the fonts
> menu pop up, but not all fonts may work (see below.)
>
> > Moreover, is
> > this a function of xterm or a function of my x server (my guess its a
> > function of xterm).
>
> I think you're right.  However, the fonts themselves come from X so the
> fonts should be installed in X.  If XTerm is set to use a certain set of
> fonts but your X server can't use them, then XTerm can't use those fonts.
>
> There's a way (in X protocol; I'm not sure if Exceed supports it) to
> connect to a remote machine's font server.  See you can setup Exceed to
> connect to your remote machine's font server, and make sure the remote
> machine is setup to share the font service.  I've never setup a system
> like this before so I don't know the steps to getting this setup working,
> though.
>
> > When I man xterm I see there is a
> > '-fn' where I can set the font (What values can I set this to??) but I
don't
> > see anything like font size.
>
> Try typing `xlsfonts` on the remote machine.  You can use any fonts
> listed.  I like the simple monospace fonts, especially "10x20".
> Variable-space fonts won't work very well.  Example:
>
>    xterm -fn 10x20
>
> -Mark
>
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
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