On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 08:43:38 -0700 stan <stanl-fedorauser(a)vfemail.net> wrote:
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 09:51:22 -0500
Ranjan Maitra <maitra.mbox.ignored(a)inbox.com> wrote:
> I wonder if we are discussing different "xterm" applications.
> So, when you say that you do an edit->profile preferences in an
> xterm, are you also talking of the xterm application, obtained using
> "dnf install xterm"? (Because I do not get such an edit profile
> preferences there). What I get, upon a click of the third right mouse
> button with ctrl pressed is a bunch of options, one of which is Huge.
> This is equivalent to xterm -fn 10x20.
From within an xterm, running in X
$ rpm -qi xterm
Name : xterm
Version : 308
Release : 3.fc21
I have an icon on the desktop that starts it with double click.
Interesting that you have this option (to set preferences graphically). When I called the
xterm fom the commandline, I get no such interface.
> On sylpheed in Edit Preferences, that font used to correspond to
> Fixed 16. However, while this is still set from my preferences, it no
> longer gives me the font I am talking about (the same as using xterm
> -fn 10x20). It did so, all the way up at least from pre-Fedora (RH8
> or something) to Fedora 21.
I use claws, an offshoot of sylpheed, and I can find the same Fixed
Regular font available there, with the same ability to set the size.
Sorry, I should have been clearer. I have the availability but for
Fixed->Regular->16, but with that combinationunder regular, I no longer get what it
used to be (which was the same font as for xterm -fn 10x20) but a different font. (Is this
a gtk-2/3 issue? I seem to think that sylpheed and claws-mail also is a gtk2
If no scaling is required, and the bit density is high enough, and the
screen bit density matches the font bit density, say 100 dpi, then fixed
fonts will be clearer than vectorized fonts, because they are
customized for that exact use case. The difference between an off the
rack suit, and a custom tailored suit.
Agreed! :-) I spent time ages ago to get a good rack suit, or so I thought, and since that
has always worked, I decided not to bother with more changes. But I wonder if the
manufacturer has gone out of business or has a new distributor, since xterm is still able
to pull in that font:-) I still am trying to locate the distributor.
Thanks again for all the help!!
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