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Re: [vile] A question about fonts in xvile

From: Chris G
Subject: Re: [vile] A question about fonts in xvile
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:08:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 07:58:28AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Chris G wrote:
>> Now that I'm using xvile mostly on modern Linux systems I'm wondering
>> if I can use some better to look at fonts.
>> What showed this up was the default gnome-terminal on Fedora 7 which
>> uses the "system fixed width font" as its default font and I have to
>> say it looks much better than what I'm using in xvile (and rxvt for
>> that matter).
>> So, is there anyy way I can get the saem selection of fonts in xvile
>> that I see in gnome-terminal (and firefox, and other applications)?
>> If so, how do I do it?
> probably not - I expect they're using truetype fonts, which will require
> a code-change to allow xvile to use them.  xterm does that...
You're right, the fonts I like in gnome-terminal are truetype ones.

How big is the code change required to allow xvile to use them?  I
might be interested into digging into that, it would be fairly
isolated from other changes going on I guess.

>> Which of the many directories with font files in does xvile choose its
>> fonts from?  Then I can go and look in the fonts.dir file and see what
>> I could select.  Also is there any way to get xvile to 'see' more of
>> the system's available fonts?
> It's using the bitmap fonts which are in your X server's fontpath.
> The "xset" program is used to set/get the corresponding properties.

Chris Green

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