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10.3: Using the Monaco font in xterm post-upgrade UNIX
This might have been a no-brainer for everybody else ... goodness knows I looked all over Google for the answer and found nothing. If you've been using xterm with the Monaco font (you know who you are), and the new Panther X11 shows that font differently, start using "MonacoCY" instead of Monaco. Not sure what the CY stands for, but in my book it stands for "now that's what I'm tolkien 'bout." It's obviously a more terminal-appropriate font (I would say it's fixed-width, but so is regular Monaco, I thought).

Even thought the text is still antialiased at larger sizes, 8 and 9 point font (which is useful for long listings like top) don't look as good as they used to.
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10.3: Using the Monaco font in xterm post-upgrade
Authored by: mr_dba on Jan 30, '04 11:24:26AM

CY stands for cyrillic.



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10.3: Using the Monaco font in xterm post-upgrade
Authored by: zojas on Jan 30, '04 12:34:32PM

oddly enough, on my system, using 'xterm -fa monaco' results in a somewhat large but very nice looking fixed width font.

'xterm -fa MonacoCY' results in a font which is about the same size as Monaco but much thinner, and the hinting is so bad that the letter 's' looks like the middle has been cut out so it doesn't even look like an 's'; completely unusable.

what parameters do you use on xterm?

what are some other good fixed-width fonts?



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10.3: Using the Monaco font in xterm post-upgrade
Authored by: kps on Jan 30, '04 01:02:25PM
My all-time favourite fixed-width X11 fonts are Sun's "screen" and "serif" in their largest sizes, that is, -sun-screen-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1 and -sun-serif-medium-r-normal-serif-16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1. I'm not sure where to get these directly, but Sun does offer non-commercial-use Solaris for free, so there's probably a way to download them, if only as part of a larger package. Note that these are bitmap-only.

I've actually been using Terminal more often now, since I noticed that middle-click works as in X. My current favourite fixed-width scalable font, as far as on-screen legibility is concerned, is Bitstream's Prestige, which IIRC I got with some Corel thing a million years ago; there are other Prestiges out there - it was popular on typewriters - but they're too spindly.

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Bitstream Vera Fonts
Authored by: explosivo on Jan 30, '04 01:04:09PM
Check out the Bitstream Vera Fonts at:

http://www.gnome.org/fonts/

I've been using them for a while now and they've really grown on me, plus they're open source. The Vera collection contains a great fixed width font and a nice sans-serif verdana-like font.

Rick

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Lucida Typewriter rules! ;-)
Authored by: Daemon on Jan 30, '04 05:20:24PM
IMHO, the best font for xterm is the same used by OpenWindows' cmdtool: Lucida Typewriter 12. I use this command to start a xterm:

xterm -geometry 80x35 -sb -rightbar -fn lucidasanstypewriter-12



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Lucida Typewriter rules! ;-)
Authored by: readparse on Jan 30, '04 10:48:19PM

yeah, that's very nice, thanks. I liked the old Monaco anti-aliased better, the one that is currently in Terminal, and for some reason looks very different in xterm. But this one might grow on me.



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Oooh, that got ugly. I'll stick with Monaco.
Authored by: mr_rangr on Jan 31, '04 09:31:40PM

My Monaco was working just fine, but I tried Monaco CY. It looked very much the same…until I did an 'ls -la' for a column list of files and details. The spaces got all ugly and my columns were no longer aligned.



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10.3: Using the Monaco font in xterm post-upgrade
Authored by: mriannnnnn on Jun 08, '04 12:01:20PM

I use ProFont I love it it took me a while to find one that I liked and here it is:

http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/

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