XWin: Tiny fonts on high resolution display
Sat Sep 29 00:07:00 GMT 2018
----- Original Message -----
| From: "Ken Brown" <email@example.com>
| To: "cygwin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 6:32:25 PM
| Subject: XWin: Tiny fonts on high resolution display
| A Google search shows that this is a very frequently asked question (e.g.,
| https://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2016-07/msg00247.html), but I haven't found a
| good answer, except perhaps to use Gnome or some other desktop environment. (I
| haven't tried that yet.)
| I just got a new laptop with a 3840x2160 display. When I start the X server via
| startxwin, xterm and emacs open small windows with tiny fonts. Here are the
| xterm and emacs settings in my .Xresources:
But none of those are for fonts. With bitmap fonts, you generally can use 10x20
(12x24 is not so good). Otherwise, your choice would be a TrueType font (which
generally have poor coverage of Unicode -- a problem since xterm loads only one font).
If you don't need to read CJKV, that's okay though...
With TrueType fonts, you can scale it:
| emacs.geometry: 80x34+340+40
| XTerm*geometry: 80x45
| XTerm*VT100*colorBDMode: on
| XTerm*VT100*colorBD: blue
| XTerm.VT100*colorULMode: on
| XTerm.VT100*underLine: off
| XTerm*VT100*colorUL: magenta
| XTerm*scrollBar: true
| XTerm*rightScrollBar: true
| XTerm*saveLines: 10000
| XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true
| I'm attaching my cygcheck output and XWin log.
| Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Thomas E. Dickey <email@example.com>
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