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XFONTSEL(1)							   XFONTSEL(1)

       xfontsel	- point	and click selection of X11 font	names

       xfontsel	 [-toolkitoption  ...]	 [-pattern fontname] [-print] [-sample
       text] [-sample16	text16]	[-sampleUCS textUCS] [-scaled]

       The xfontsel application	provides a simple way  to  display  the	 fonts
       known  to  your	X  server, examine samples of each, and	retrieve the X
       Logical Font Description	("XLFD") full name for a font.

       If -pattern is not specified, all fonts with XLFD 14-part names will be
       selectable.   To	work with only a subset	of the fonts, specify -pattern
       followed	by a partially or fully	qualified font name; e.g.,  ``-pattern
       *medium*''  will	 select	 that subset of	fonts which contain the	string
       ``medium'' somewhere in their font name.	  Be  careful  about  escaping
       wildcard	characters in your shell.

       If  -print is specified on the command line the selected	font specifier
       will be written to standard output when the quit	button	is  activated.
       Regardless  of  whether or not -print was specified, the	font specifier
       may be made the PRIMARY (text) selection	by activating the select  but-

       The  -sample option specifies the sample	text to	be used	to display the
       selected	font if	the font is linearly indexed, overriding the  default.

       The  -sample16  option  specifies the sample text to be used to display
       the selected font  if  the  font	 is  matrix  encoded,  overriding  the

       The  -sampleUCS	option	specifies the sample text encoded in the UTF-8
       form to be used to  display  the	 selected  font	 if  the  font	has  a
       CHARSET_REGISTRY	of ISO10646, overriding	the default.

       The  -scaled option enables the ability to select scaled	fonts at arbi-
       trary pixel or point sizes.

       Clicking	any pointer button in one of the XLFD field names will pop  up
       a  menu of the currently-known possibilities for	that field.  If	previ-
       ous choices of other fields were	made,  only  values  for  fonts	 which
       matched	the  previously	 selected  fields  will	be selectable; to make
       other values selectable,	you  must  deselect  some  other  field(s)  by
       choosing	 the  ``*''  entry  in that field.  Unselectable values	may be
       omitted from the	menu entirely  as  a  configuration  option;  see  the
       ShowUnselectable	 resource,  below.   Whenever  any change is made to a
       field value, xfontsel will assert ownership of the PRIMARY_FONT	selec-
       tion.   Other  applications  (see,  e.g.,  xterm) may then retrieve the
       selected	font specification.

       Scalable	fonts come back	from the server	with zero for the pixel	 size,
       point  size,  and  average  width fields.  Selecting a font name	with a
       zero in these positions results in  an  implementation-dependent	 size.
       Any pixel or point size can be selected to scale	the font to a particu-
       lar size.  Any average width can	be selected  to	 anamorphically	 scale
       the  font (although you may find	this challenging given the size	of the
       average width menu).

       Clicking	the left pointer button	in the select widget  will  cause  the
       currently  selected  font  name to become the PRIMARY text selection as
       well as the PRIMARY_FONT	selection.  This then allows you to paste  the
       string  into other applications.	 The select button remains highlighted
       to remind you of	this fact, and de-highlights when some other  applica-
       tion  takes the PRIMARY selection away.	The select widget is a toggle;
       pressing	it when	it is highlighted will cause xfontsel to  release  the
       selection ownership and de-highlight the	widget.	 Activating the	select
       widget twice is the only	way to cause  xfontsel	to  release  the  PRI-
       MARY_FONT selection.

       The  application	class is XFontSel.  Most of the	user-interface is con-
       figured in the app-defaults file; if this file  is  missing  a  warning
       message	will  be  printed  to standard output and the resulting	window
       will be nearly incomprehensible.

       Most of the significant parts of	the widget hierarchy are documented in

       Application specific resources:

       cursor (class Cursor)
	       Specifies the cursor for	the application	window.

       pattern (class Pattern)
	       Specifies  the  font  name  pattern  for	 selecting a subset of
	       available fonts.	 Equivalent to the -pattern option.  Most use-
	       ful  patterns  will  contain at least one field delimiter; e.g.
	       ``*-m-*'' for monospaced	fonts.

       pixelSizeList (class PixelSizeList)
	       Specifies a list	of pixel sizes to add to the pixel size	 menu,
	       so  that	 scalable  fonts can be	selected at those pixel	sizes.
	       The default pixelSizeList contains 7, 30, 40, 50, and 60.

       pointSizeList (class PointSizeList)
	       Specifies a list	of point sizes (in units of tenths of  points)
	       to  add	to  the	point size menu, so that scalable fonts	can be
	       selected	at those point sizes.  The default pointSizeList  con-
	       tains 250, 300, 350, and	400.

       printOnQuit (class PrintOnQuit)
	       If True the currently selected font name	is printed to standard
	       output when the quit button is activated.   Equivalent  to  the
	       -print option.

       sampleText (class Text)
	       The sample 1-byte text to use for linearly indexed fonts.  Each
	       glyph index is a	single byte, with newline separating lines.

       sampleText16 (class Text16)
	       The sample 2-byte text to use for matrix-encoded	 fonts.	  Each
	       glyph  index  is	 two  bytes,  with a 1-byte newline separating

       scaledFonts (class ScaledFonts)
	       If True then selection of arbitrary pixel and point  sizes  for
	       scalable	fonts is enabled.

       Widget specific resources:

       showUnselectable	(class ShowUnselectable)
	       Specifies,  for	each field menu, whether or not	to show	values
	       that are	not currently selectable, based	 upon  previous	 field
	       selections.   If	 shown,	 the  unselectable  values are clearly
	       identified as such and do not highlight	when  the  pointer  is
	       moved  down  the	 menu.	 The  full  name  of  this resource is, class  MenuButton.Simple-
	       Menu.Options.ShowUnselectable;  where  N	 is  replaced with the
	       field number (starting with the left-most  field	 numbered  0).
	       The  default  is	 True  for  all	but field 11 (average width of
	       characters in font) and False for field 11.  If you never  want
	       to    see    unselectable   entries,   '*menu.options.showUnse-
	       lectable:False' is a reasonable thing to	specify	in a  resource


       xrdb(1),	xfd(1)

       Sufficiently  ambiguous	patterns  can be misinterpreted	and lead to an
       initial selection string	which may not  correspond  to  what  the  user
       intended	 and which may cause the initial sample	text output to fail to
       match the proffered string.  Selecting any new field value will correct
       the sample output, though possibly resulting in no matching font.

       Should  be  able	to return a FONT for the PRIMARY selection, not	just a

       Any change in a field value will	cause xfontsel to assert ownership  of
       the PRIMARY_FONT	selection.  Perhaps this should	be parameterized.

       When  running on	a slow machine,	it is possible for the user to request
       a field menu before the font names have	been  completely  parsed.   An
       error message indicating	a missing menu is printed to stderr but	other-
       wise nothing bad	(or good) happens.

       The average-width menu is too large to be useful.

       Copyright 1989, 1991,  X	Consortium
       See X(7)	for a full statement of	rights and permissions.

       Ralph R.	Swick, Digital Equipment Corporation/MIT Project Athena
       Mark Leisher <> added the support  for  the	 UTF-8
       sample text.

XFree86				 Version 4.7.0			   XFONTSEL(1)


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