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Re: decent fonts for rxvt in cygwin

Edward Peschko wrote:


I've been searching for decent fonts in cygwin, and haven't found a really good method
for doing so.

On solaris, I do a xlsfonts, pipe it to a file, and write a script to cycle through the fonts at an obscenely high geometry value (ex: 500x500). Because the windowing system prevents such a large screen, it crops the windows as they are displaying. I then do a resize on the window, and get a list of fonts with corresponding sizes.

I then look at the fonts with reasonable values, aiming for two windows, 90x90 (which my monitor can reasonably support, resolution-wise). So far, the best fit I've found on solaris is 6x9.

On cygwin its a different story though. I saw xlsfonts, but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent to 'resize'. 'xwininfo' is available, but it doesn't have an option to print the information about the current window.

So, right now, I'm scrolling through the 2000 or so fonts returned by xlsfonts, manually looking through each one.

Any better way to do this?

Control Panel: Fonts?

Run Xwin.exe? Proceed as on Solaris.

Personally I use:

*font: "Lucida Console-*-16"

Note you could start an X server then script though:

rxvt -fn "$font_name"

rxvt is resizable via the normal mechanism of moving the mouse to the corner, clicking and dragging.

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