VGA Fonts for X
Written by Collins
Richey on 20-April-03.
I'm always looking for ways to make text easier to read for my tired
old eyes.. Since I run my screen at 1280x1024 to maximize the screen
real estate, I need a large font for my xterm windows (aterm windows in
my case). The vga11x19 font from VGA Fonts for X filled the bill
Here's what to do:
- Download the fonts you like from http://www.dreaming.org/~giles/bashprompt/xfonts/
- Become root
- Create a new directory or copy them to an existing font
- In that directory, issue 'mkfontdir'
- Update your XF86Config, if you created a new directory
- Issue 'fc-cache'
- Restart your X server
Update your ~/.Xdefaults
file to use the font you like for xterm, aterm, etc. My .Xdefaults
entries for aterm follow: