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terminal font

Post by mimosa » 5. Dec 2012, 20:19

What font does xfce terminal use, and where is this set? I actually installed xterm (for use with xmonad) and it seems to have exactly the same, highly legible and pleasant font. This makes me wonder whether in fact, there is some system-wide setting for this that some terminals (such as xterm) pick up on, while others override it. man xterm is uninformative (change it with -f, but doesn't say where the *default* is set) and man terminal seems not to exist.

I'm interested because I'd like to try some other terminal emulators, but the defaults often suck. One is st from suckless, and its default font is actually ok, but I still think I prefer the default chosen for Salix 14.

st's configuration is done before building it, like some stuff in vimprobable. The file appears straightforward.

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Re: terminal font

Post by gapan » 5. Dec 2012, 23:12

It's terminus and I'm setting it as the default font in the user-settings* packages.
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Re: terminal font

Post by mimosa » 5. Dec 2012, 23:20

Thanks gapan; I'll have a look at user-settings and see if I can work it out.

I also discovered that terminal can take a switch to turn off its border and scrollbar (I think that was it) making it more amenable to use with a tiling WM.

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Re: terminal font

Post by Duncan_Idaho » 30. Dec 2012, 02:06

terminus is one of the best fonts for terminal use that I have tried
so thanks gapan for set it as defalt :D

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Re: terminal font

Post by thenktor » 30. Dec 2012, 14:18

Duncan_Idaho wrote:terminus is one of the best fonts for terminal use that I have tried
That's why we use it ;)
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Re: terminal font

Post by mimosa » 30. Dec 2012, 19:34

+1 An excellent choice. st is looking very nice with terminus, though for some reason, I had to set a much bigger size. st itself is fine except that in pine, active link highlighting is almost invisible. That is to say, the links are already highlighted, so you can't easily tell which one is selected. This must be some kind of double bold or something, and either I haven't configured it right, or you can't. I sometimes think I can detect a slight difference when actually moving through the mail, but only when my eyes are fresh and my glasses are spotlessly clean.

It's little touches like this (the choice of terminus) that make Salix so good in many ways for relative newcomers to Linux, who might have trouble changing such a setting or not even know they could.

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