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- From: David Rothenberger <daveroth at acm dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 15:24:10 -0700
- Subject: Re: fonts
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Myriam Abramson wrote:
> How do you set the fonts for rxvts in Cygwin/XFree86?
There are many ways to do it, all of which are mentioned in the man page
for rxvt. I'll mention two. You can specify the font on the rxvt
command-line with the -fn switch, e.g.
% rxvt -fn fixed
Alternatively, you can specify it in your $HOME/.Xdefaults file:
Beware of the latter if you sometimes use rxvt without X, since the same
font name looks different when rxvt is displayed through an X server and
when it is displayed through Windows. The default "7x14" is larger
under X; it seems that "fixed" under X yields approx. the same font as
"7x14" under Windows.
Does anyone else notice the difference in font sizes between rxvt under
X and rxvt under Windows? Are there any solutions? It would be nice to
set an X resource for rxvt so that the font looked reasonable under
Windows and X.
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