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Re: How to set font size of xterm

On Thu, 16 Apr 2020, Robert Elz wrote:

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:45:37 +0700
From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
To: Clay Daniels <>
Cc: netbsd-users <>
Subject: Re: How to set font size of xterm

   Date:        Thu, 16 Apr 2020 04:32:38 +0000 (UTC)
   From:        Clay Daniels <>
   Message-ID:  <>

 | I kind of like the simplicity of xterm, and it comes with the basic twm
 | window manager I use. My problem is the small font size, but I can't
 | seem to figure out how to set the xterm font size.  Any clues?

Like all good X applications - via your X resources.

I have (amongst unrelated to fonts settings)

XTerm*VT100.font:       -*-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
XTerm*VT100.boldFont:   -*-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-*-10-*-*-*-*-*
XTerm*VT100.font2:      -dec-terminal-medium-r-normal-*-6-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
XTerm*VT100.font3:      -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-8-60-100-100-*-*-*-*
XTerm*VT100.font4:      -*-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
XTerm*VT100.font5:      -*-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
XTerm*VT100.font6:      -*-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1

Obviously you'll want to choose your own fonts (I use xfontsel for that).
Do test them in an xterm

	xterm -fn 'font-name'

as some fonts just don't work (you'll want fixed width fonts for sure).

xterm can use other methods to select fonts, read its man page, there is a
lot of info there.


Thanks. Yes, the xterm man page has a lot of info. I just need to dig into it.


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