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Re: Fonts and rxvt
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: Pat Gunn <qc at apk dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 23:11:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: Fonts and rxvt
- References: <20020226032518.60E512C3F@larkin.dyndns.org>
Pat Gunn wrote:
> Hi, it seems that the cyg non-XF86 program 'rxvt' is misnamed --
> it's too easy to confuse it with the real thing.
It IS the real thing. When DISPLAY=:0, it uses MSWin calls to draw
itself. When DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0 (or some other X-ish looking thing) it
uses X11 calls to draw itself --- but you need an Xserver.
> Anyhow, I was
> wondering if anyone has had any success changing the font that it
> uses -- I need to get line-drawing characters working so when
> I telnet to other systems, things display correctly. Any ideas?
a) either use it in X mode with an Xserver, and set TERM=rxvt, or
b) make sure that your CYGWIN variable contains 'codepage:oem' and that
you are using a font that has the linedraw characters (most windows
fonts do not -- or they're in the wrong place in the encoding). Try
To set fonts (when using rxvt in MSWin mode), use
-fn "Lucida ConsoleP-11"
Of course, in X11 mode,
Or whatever your choice of font is. In X11 mode, the fonts must be
installed where your local Xserver can find them.
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