increase font size in xterm

increase font size in xterm

Post by Julio C. Gutierre » Tue, 10 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Hi.

Anyone knows how to increase the font size of an xterm?  I run X in
1024x768 in a 15" monitor, and sometimes it's really hard to be reading
news, for example, for a long time in an xterm.

If window manager type matters, I am running Windowmaker 0.16.1 under
X11 3.3.2

Thanks for your help. :-)

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increase font size in xterm

Post by DonJ » Wed, 11 Nov 1998 04:00:00



> Hi.

> Anyone knows how to increase the font size of an xterm?  I run X in
> 1024x768 in a 15" monitor, and sometimes it's really hard to be reading
> news, for example, for a long time in an xterm.

> If window manager type matters, I am running Windowmaker 0.16.1 under
> X11 3.3.2

> Thanks for your help. :-)

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You've got TWO ways that I know of:
  1)  In your .Xdefaults or .Xresource file add 2 lines like the
following
     XTerm*font: 10x20
     nxterm*font: 10x20

  Adjust the font size to match your prefence. This will affect all
Xterm's

 2) To adjust the size of just one Xterm use a startup parameter like
the following:
   xterm -fn 10x20

  Adjust the font to match what you want.

BTW  The second way was straight from the 'man xterm' page. I forget
where I found the first way.

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increase font size in xterm

Post by Eric Pott » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00


[Posted and mailed]

Julio C. Gutierrez enlightened this group thus:

Quote:> Hi.

> Anyone knows how to increase the font size of an xterm?  I run X in
> 1024x768 in a 15" monitor, and sometimes it's really hard to be reading
> news, for example, for a long time in an xterm.

> If window manager type matters, I am running Windowmaker 0.16.1 under
> X11 3.3.2

> Thanks for your help. :-)

Add this to your ~/.Xdefaults

XTerm*font:             -misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-20-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
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