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Re: rxvt in native mode, widely spaced characters
- From: "Lemke, Michael SZ/HZA-ZIOM1" <lemkemch at schaeffler dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 14:23:56 +0200
- Subject: Re: rxvt in native mode, widely spaced characters
Daniel Barclay wrote:
>> Well, I didn't specify anything. I haven't touched any of
>> /etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt, ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.Xresources, or given
>> options on the command line Iused to invoke rxvt.
>> Just now, I tried installing the ruby package, and as soon as I
>> it started in messed-up form--widely spaced characters, in yellow, on
>> blue background--rather than the way it started immediately
>> spaced characters, in black, on a white background.
I just did something much simpler - update cygwin with setup.exe.
After that I see the same crap fonts.
>Either install the bitstream vera fonts in your Windows sytem, (e.g. go
>to Control Panel/Fonts...
>Or change the specified font. You can do the latter by editing the
>/etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt file itself,
This I did (following your helpful instructions) and just commented out
the two lines referring to fonts. And voila, nice readable fonts.
There is nothing font-related in my ~/.Xdefaults.
>or overriding it for your
>particular account by
> (1) creating a ~/.Xdefaults file that specifies a different font
> (2) explicitly starting rxvt with the '-fn <some font>' option
So my question is why does the default .../app-defaults/Rxvt specify
these useless fonts? It didn't before, it seems to work nicely
without them, and breaks in the default settings with them. So why
not toss them altogether?
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