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With more and more people using the X Window system (from X terminals, workstations, PCs with X emulation...), it's obvious that the default fonts on the central servers like cernsp or hpplus cannot please all the users. Here is a simple cookbook to allow you to change the fonts that you use.
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It's sometimes hard to choose a font among the hundreds of names available. You may follow this recipe:
(1) xlsfonts -fn '-*-*-*-r-*-*-14-*-*-*-m-*-*-*' -adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--14-100-100-100-m-90-iso8859-1 -adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1 -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-100-100-100-m-90-iso8859-1 -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1 -b&h-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1 -b&h-lucidatypewriter-bold-r-normal-sans-14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1 -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1 -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1 -bitstream-courier-bold-r-normal--14-0-75-75-m-0-iso8859-1 -bitstream-courier-medium-r-normal--14-0-75-75-m-0-iso8859-1 (2) xterm -fn '-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-100-100-100-m-90-iso8859-1'
Alternatively, you can use the program xfontsel to select a font interactively.
Some applications don't allow you to change the fonts they use; the only thing that you can do is to complain to the author! The others should document how to change their fonts, usually in their man pages. For instance, the xterm man page contains:
-fn font This option specifies the font to be used for displaying normal text. The default is fixed.
RESOURCES The program understands all of the core X Toolkit resource names and classes as well as: [...] font (class Font) Specifies the name of the normal font. The default is ``fixed.''
If you want your application to use the new font only once, you should use the command line option (e.g. `xterm -fn 9x15'). Otherwise, you should modify your X resources. This is described in details in the ``Guide for the Usage of X Window at CERN''. Here are some rough indications: