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#1 2013-03-24 16:47:57

danilo
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Registered: 2010-12-10
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What font is my UXterm using?

I'm using UXterm. This is my .Xresources:

UXTerm*eightBitInput: false
UXTerm*metaSendsEscape: true
UXTerm*reverseVideo: true
UXTerm*bellIsUrgent: true
UXTerm*faceName: Terminus
UXTerm*faceSize: 7

Neither community/terminus-font nor aur/terminus-font-ttf are installed. This is what happens when I look for files named "Terminus" on my system:

danilo@t410:~$ locate Terminus
/usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/Lat2-Terminus16.psfu.gz
/usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/README.Lat2-Terminus16

The problem is that I'd like to patch the currently used font for Powerline, but don't know which font I'm using. I always thought I was using Terminus, but if you look at the shapes of the lowercase L character, you see that this isn't Terminus:

20130324_173855.png

Another difference can be seen in the N character:

20130324_174635.png

Here are Terminus screenshots for comparison: http://terminus-font.sourceforge.net/shots.html

When I remove the "UXTerm*faceName: Terminus" line from my .Xresources, the font changes and looks like this:

20130324_174230.png

So the line clearly does have an effect. Something else I discovered was that if I ctrl-rightclick in the terminal and remove the checkmark next to "TrueType fonts", the font immediately changes and looks like the last screenshot above.

So apparently adding the "UXTerm*faceName: Terminus" line to .Xresources makes UXterm switch to some true type font which is not Terminus.

Is there a way to find out which true type font is currently loaded in UXterm?


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#2 2013-03-24 17:39:33

thisoldman
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Registered: 2009-04-25
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Re: What font is my UXterm using?

The default TrueType font for xterm and its variants is set to use the font matching the name 'mono'.  Check with:

$ fc-match mono

It is most likely DejaVu Sans Mono.

The bitmap fonts selectable from the Unicode Fonts menu are specified in '/usr/share/X11/app-defaults/UXTerm'.  "Default" is given as:

*VT100.font:	-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1

Other than the ISO encoding, this is the same font as 'fixed' and '6x13'.

Last edited by thisoldman (2013-03-24 17:40:26)

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#3 2013-03-24 21:03:38

bohoomil
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Re: What font is my UXterm using?

danilo wrote:

Is there a way to find out which true type font is currently loaded in UXterm?

xrdb -query | grep xft:

:: Registered Linux User No. 223384

:: github
:: infinality-bundle+fonts: good looking fonts made easy

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#4 2013-03-24 21:58:36

danilo
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Registered: 2010-12-10
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Re: What font is my UXterm using?

thisoldman wrote:

The default TrueType font for xterm and its variants is set to use the font matching the name 'mono'.  Check with:

$ fc-match mono

It is most likely DejaVu Sans Mono.

Thanks a lot, you were right! smile

danilo@t410:~$ fc-match mono
DejaVuSansMono.ttf: "DejaVu Sans Mono" "Book"

Last edited by danilo (2013-03-24 21:58:50)


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#5 2013-03-24 22:19:26

elkoraco
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Re: What font is my UXterm using?

The true type font is Dejavu Sans Mono. The bitmap one in your screenshot is Fixed.

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