> $ grep -i 0xa3 8859-1.txt > 0xA3 0x00A3 # POUND SIGN > > :) :) At least it looks like I'm on the right track. Thanks for your help, I'll keep pottering along. > Use XTerm*background and XTerm*foreground Aha, that's it! (I did say that I found this Xresources stuff a little baffling). Thanks.