[arch-general] Set terminus as a system font

jugree at lavabit.com jugree at lavabit.com
Sun Feb 24 11:55:42 EST 2013


I installed Terminus from a source tarball and successfully set it as
a console font (in /etc/vconsole.conf).

How can I set it as a default system-wide monospace font? I've found
this tutorial: http://orford.org/gtk/#fonts, but it doesn't explain
how to use several fonts (is it possible?).

The needed files (eg: ter-x16b.pcf.gz) are located in

If the above is not possible, I'd like to enable it in Xterm and Emacs.
I tried to set it in Xterm, but it didn't work out:

$ xset +fp /usr/local/share/fonts/terminus
(I also added this one to .xinitrc.)

$ cd /usr/local/share/fonts/
$ mkfontscale
$ mkfontdir

XTerm*faceName: Terminus
XTerm:faceSize: 16

XTerm*faceName: ter-x16n

$ xterm -fn '-*-terminus-medium-*-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*'

Section "Files"
		FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts/terminus"

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