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How to use TrueType Fonts in xterm or uxterm

Original post is here eklausmeier.goip.de/blog/2013/05-29-how-to-use-truetype-fonts-in-xterm-or-uxterm.

See how to use ttf fonts in xterm in the NetBSD tutorial.

To get TrueType fonts by default in uxterm or xterm I added the following lines in .Xdefaults:

XTerm*faceName: Bitstream Vera Serif Mono
XTerm*faceSize: 14
UXTerm*faceName: Bitstream Vera Serif Mono
UXTerm*faceSize: 14

It didn't work if I used .Xresources.

See also X resources.

Without .Xdefaults you can Ctrl-Right-Click into xterm or uxterm and a popup-window will appear. This popup allows you to select TrueType fonts. See screen image below.

Ctrl-Right-Click into xterm Ctrl-Right-Click into xterm