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Re: RXVT and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
* Jeff (Fri, 07 Dec 2007 05:01:16 -0800)
> On Thu, 6 Dec 2007 22:41:06 -0000, Thorsten Kampe <thorsten at
> thorstenkampe dot de> wrote:
> >If you like Bitstream fonts then you will like DejaVu fonts - who are
> >based on Bitstream - even more. But beware that your issue might be a
> >issue similar to this:
> Thanks for the link. My issue is similar, in that it seems to occur at
> one size only, but what actually happens at that size is very
> I read the conversation in this bug report with considerable interest.
> There are a few items that I would like to comment upon:
> ------- Comment #3 From Thorsten Kampe 2007-04-21 05:53:19 PST -------
> >I think, this /might/ be a Cygwin/rxvt bug. Unfortunately I can't
> >convince rxvt under Linux to use DejaVu Fonts ("can't load DejaVu Sans
> >Mono-17") - so I can't tell whether it's just a Cygwin/rxvt thingy).
> How strange... I had no problems getting my copy of rxvt to accept
> 'DejaVu Sans Mono-17' [...]
I couldn't make my *Linux* (Gentoo) rxvt run DejaVu Sans Mono. The
syntax to specify fonts under X is quite different (and also totally
weird) compared to the Windows syntax.
> ------- Comment #4 From Thorsten Kampe 2007-04-21 06:02:29 PST -------
> >I wouldn't have a problem reporting the bug to the Cygwin rxvt
> >maintainer - but as rxvt is AFAIK not actively maintained
> Charles Wilson, the current maintainer of the Cygwin rxvt, appears to
> be active on this list.
Cygwin rxvt is maintained while the "original" upstream package is not
(as far as I know).
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