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Re: [vile] A question about fonts in xvile

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] A question about fonts in xvile
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:23:35 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Chris G wrote:

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.

My ongoing changes are in,
and for x11.c are mostly a matter of reorganizing code to
handle the 8- and 16-bit calls for drawing text.

Look in xterm's source at util.c, as called from drawXtermText(). Most of that is in the OPT_RENDERFONT ifdefs. It's not _small_, but could be isolated into code that's called from one point...

Thomas E. Dickey

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