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fontglide(6)		      XScreenSaver manual		  fontglide(6)

       fontglide - characters float onto the screen to form words

       fontglide  [-display  host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-install]
       [-visual	visual]	[-delay	usecs]	[-scroll]  [-page]  [-random]  [-speed
       float]  [-linger	 float]	 [-program  sh-command]	[-font font-name] [-bw
       int] [-trails] [-db] [-debug] [-fps]

       The fontglide program reads text	from a subprocess and puts it  on  the
       screen  using  large characters that glide in from the edges, assemble,
       then disperse.  Alternately, it can simply scroll whole sentences  from
       right to	left.

       fontglide accepts the following options:

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.	This is	the default.

       -root   Draw on the root	window.

	       Install a private colormap for the window.

       -visual visual
	       Specify	which  visual  to use.	Legal values are the name of a
	       visual class, or	the id number (decimal or hex) of  a  specific

       -delay usecs
	       The  delay between steps	of the animation, in microseconds: de-
	       fault 10000.

       -page   With this option, a page	full of	text will glide	in,  and  dis-

       -scroll With this option, sentences will	scroll by from right to	left.

       -random The default is to pick randomly between -page and  -scroll.

       -speed float
	       How  fast  to animate; 2	means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as
	       fast.  Default 1.0.

       -linger float
	       How long	to leave the assembled text on	the  screen  in	 -page
	       mode;  2	 means twice as	long, 0.5 means	half as	long.  Default
	       1.0.  (The more words there are on the screen,  the  longer  it

       -program	sh-command
	       The  command  to	run to generate	the text to display.  This op-
	       tion may	be any string acceptable to /bin/sh.  The program will
	       be  run	at  the	end of a pipe, and any words that it prints to
	       stdout will end up on the window.  (Whitespace and line	breaks
	       are  ignored.)  If the program exits, it	will be	launched again
	       after we	have processed all the	text  it  produced.   Default:

       -font string
	       The  base  font pattern to use when loading fonts.  The default
	       is to search for	any Latin1 scalable proportional fonts on  the
	       system.	 Once  a base font is selected,	it will	be loaded in a
	       random size.

       -bw int How thick an outline to draw around the characters.  Default  2

       -trails Leave "vapor trails" behind the moving text.  Default off.

       -no-db  Turn off	double-buffering.  It may be faster, but will flicker.

       -debug  Draw  some  boxes showing character metrics, and	print the name
	       of the current font to stderr.

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

	       to get the name of a resource file that	overrides  the	global
	       resources stored	in the RESOURCE_MANAGER	property.

       xscreensaver(1),	 xscreensaver-text(1),	fortune(1),  phosphor(6),  ap-
       ple2(6),	starwars(6), ljlatest(6), dadadodo(1),	webcollage(6),	drift-
       net(1) EtherPEG,	EtherPeek

       Copyright (C) 2003 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
       distribute, and sell this software and its documentation	for  any  pur-
       pose  is	 hereby	granted	without	fee, provided that the above copyright
       notice appear in	all copies and that both  that	copyright  notice  and
       this  permission	 notice	appear in supporting documentation.  No	repre-
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or	implied	warranty.

       Jamie Zawinski <>, 15-Sep-2003.

X Version 11		      5.44 (20-Mar-2020)		  fontglide(6)


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