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Re: XWin: Tiny fonts on high resolution display




On 9/28/2018 6:32 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
A Google search shows that this is a very frequently asked question (e.g.,
https://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2016-07/msg00247.html), but I haven't found a
good answer, except perhaps to use Gnome or some other desktop environment.  (I
haven't tried that yet.)

I just got a new laptop with a 3840x2160 display.  When I start the X server via
startxwin, xterm and emacs open small windows with tiny fonts.  Here are the
xterm and emacs settings in my .Xresources:

emacs.geometry: 80x34+340+40
XTerm*geometry:  80x45
XTerm*VT100*colorBDMode:  on
XTerm*VT100*colorBD:  blue
XTerm.VT100*colorULMode:  on
XTerm.VT100*underLine:  off
XTerm*VT100*colorUL:  magenta
XTerm*scrollBar:  true
XTerm*rightScrollBar:  true
XTerm*saveLines:	10000
XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true

So here's the thing - the width and height for these is in terms of number
of characters (in whatever the font is), not in pixels.  The offsets *may*
be in pixels - I forget.

But what messes things us - which happens to me on my 3000x2000 display, is
the fonts.  Here are the ones I use:

XTerm*font:                     -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal-*-34-240-*-*-*-*-*-*
XTerm*bodyFont:			-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal-*-34-240-*-*-*-*-*-*

Emacs.default.attributeFont:	-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal-*-34-240-*-*-*-*-*-*

Hope this helps!   Eliot

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