Overzealous Font Bolding?
schmorp at schmorp.de
Mon Aug 27 00:41:06 CEST 2007
On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 11:00:17PM -0700, "Leo L. Schwab" <ewhac at best.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to use a very tiny bitmapped font in rxvt-unicode
Hi, sorry for the delay.
> (actually, rxvt-unicode-lite, as shipped in Debian unstable). However, when
> rxvt-unicode renders the font in boldface, the result is nigh illegible.
Thats all depending on how you setup your X, and your fonts. When you don't
specify a bold font, urxvt will simply ask your system for the bold version
of a font. If you don't like that version, simply specify another font.
(You could also give suxus a try, which is as high, but a bit wider, and
ultimately more readable :) Thats just a hint, it won't help with your
problems and if it works for you it works for you).
> Is there a config setting in rxvt-unicode that will get me closer to
> the 'xterm' style of rendering?
No idea. xterm/aterm use a low-quality bold hack which is what you are
seeing. urxvt asks for the proper bold font. There is no way to enable
the xterm hack in urxvt (the code simply doesn't exist), you will have
to provide the bold font you want manually, or configure your system to
generate nicer bold font (most likely the fotn you see is autogenerated).
The choice of a
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