On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Michael A. Smith wrote:

I'm trying to set the xterm font from the command line using the -fn option.

$ xterm -fn fontname

What I can't seem to find is the exact fontname of any font on my system (FreeBSD 5.2.1R). I've tried many combinations of my fonts: lowercase mixed case, spaces, hyphes, underscores, etc... and it can never find the font. For example:

$ xterm -fn Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono
xterm:  unable to open font "Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono", trying "fixed"

Where can I find the font list that xterm is checking?

Use xfontsel to choose the font and then specify the exact same thing that it shows:

xterm -fn '-bitstream-charter-*-r-normal-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*'

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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