Tim Writer tim-s/rLXaiAEBtBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Mon Dec 1 16:49:53 UTC 2003

Robert Brockway <robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at> writes:

> On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
> >     Control-RightMouseButton
> Some xterm clones/replacements (notably rxvt) don't support this
> (unfortunately as it is a fantastic feature).
> >     Or call it with a font specification, e.g.:
> >
> > xterm  -font  "-*-lucidatypewriter-medium-*-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-*-*"
> Or use xrdb to set application defaults for your account.

FYI, recent xterm on some (many, most?) distributions have support for
anti-aliased fonts.  To choose an anti-aliased font, use "-fa":

    xterm -fa 'Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=12'
    xterm -fa 'Luxi Mono:size=14'

You can use fc-list to list the fonts available via fontconfig:


And, of course, you can set these resources in your ~/.Xresources file which
is typically loaded for you (with xrdb) during login:

    XTerm*faceName:     Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
    XTerm*faceSize:     12

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