Re: Font size in nxterm

Chuck Mead (
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 12:19:40 -0400 (EDT)

On 23 Aug, Rob Hoyle spewed into the bitstream:
>> Thank you for the quick response.  When you use nxterm -font at the command
>> line are you also able to set the fontsize.  I have tried your suggestions
>> but still seem stuck with the same font size.
>> Ian
> Ian,
> Yes, you can specify the font size from the command line..
> but it is not an Afterstep related question, although it is a good one.
> I suggest you "man xterm' to read about it, seeing as I have forgotten the
> exact way to do it, but it will be something in essence of nxterm -font
> <insert big long font name here> look in your font directory, and mess
> with some of the fonts in there.... Reading the man pages will help you
> quite a bit...You will find all sorts of neat little things you can do to
> make your xterms more suited for what you want, and also more enjoyable to
> look at. I know reading the man pages is tedious, but hey, ya gotta do it
> to really unleash the full powers of the programs.
> Rob

I've been seeing this question around... thought you might like to see
how I do it with rxvt.

rxvt -fn -adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1  -fg white -bg black -geometry 75x26+580+0 +ut -T -n Main -pixmap /var/XFCE/backdrops/vortex.xpm & 

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