Re: rxvt and font specifications

Dagmar d'Surreal (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 02:19:16 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Steve Ki-Won Lee wrote:

> Hello,
> Has anyone got rxvt to correctly load the fonts you specify either via a
> commandline, in .xinitrc or in the wharf file?  Even using commandline to
> bring it up with:
> %>rxvt -fn halvetica
> will complain with:
> rxvt: can't load font "courier" or rxvt: can't load font "halvetica".
> Curiously enough, the the fonts in the title changes, but I don't know if
> that reflects the fonts or not.

Helvetica is not the name of the font.  And unless the font name is
ALIASED(!) you have to use the full font name as specified by something
like xfontsel or gtkfontsel.  Best bet is to just edit the app-default
file and put in lucidatypwriter at 10pts.
> If someone has successfully configured rxvt to use your instructed fonts,
> I'd appreciate it if you could share with me as to how you  did it.  I'm
> running XFree86-SVGA, libs, 75dpi-fonts, 100dpi-fonts, devel, VGA16 all in
> 3.3.2, rxvt 2.4.8 all in rpms.  Thank you very much in advance.

See above comment.