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Re: decent fonts for rxvt in cygwin
- From: Edward Peschko <esp5 at pge dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 22:57:21 -0700
- Subject: Re: decent fonts for rxvt in cygwin
- References: <EHMW0FO-0002GG-2P@defaria.com>
> >So, right now, I'm scrolling through the 2000 or so fonts returned by
> >xlsfonts, manually looking through each one.
> >Any better way to do this?
> Control Panel: Fonts?
> Run Xwin.exe? Proceed as on Solaris.
I must have mis-installed cygwin-xfree.. don't see xwin in any of my cygwin
directories I installed, and I'm pretty sure I installed Xfree86. I use exceed as my
xwindow server, so it never really phased me.
> > Personally I use:
> > *font: "Lucida Console-*-16"
> > Note you could start an X server then script though:
> > rxvt -fn "$font_name"
> > rxvt is resizable via the normal mechanism of moving the mouse to the
> > corner, clicking and dragging.
well, like I said, that's what I do, except I use -geometry 90x90 to see how it looks
at that size and hit 'return' per font. Preferably I automate with 'resize' it so I
filter out the obvious candidates and don't have to look through hundreds/thousands of
fonts. I don't see an equivalent program to resize on cygwin though.
Anyways something is out of whack. xlsfonts doesn't return (for me) any lucida console
entries. It might be that because I'm using exceed as an xserver, and hence getting the
wrong list of fonts. In any case, my bet is that the fonts that look perfectly
fine on XFree86 look suboptimal on exceed. Looks like I grep through the
/usr/X1lR6 directory for pcf files..
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