B

Release 4 Standard Fonts

This appendix shows the standard display fonts available in Release 4 of the MIT X distribution. The images contained in this appendix are window dumps created with our own program, called xshowfonts, the code for which is included.

B

Release 4 Standard Fonts

This appendix includes pictures of some representative fonts from the standard X distribution in Release 4. Not every font may be supported by particular server vendors, and some vendors may supplement the set.

The standard fonts are stored in three directories:

  Directory Contents
/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc Six fixed-width fonts, the cursor font, other miscellaneous fonts.
/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi Fixed- and variable-width fonts, 75 dots per inch.
/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi Fixed- and variable-width fonts, 100 dpi.

Tables B-1 through B-3 list the fonts in each of the three Release 4 font directories. The first column lists the name of the file in which the font is stored (without the .snf extension); the second column lists the actual font name. See Chapter 6, Font Specification, for information about font naming conventions.

PICTURES of the different font families supplied in the MIT X11 distribution appear on subsequent pages. We show just the fonts in the 75dpi directory. The 100dpi directory contains the same fonts stored in the 75dpi directory but for 100 dots per inch monitors. Keep in mind that all of the fonts in the 75dpi and 100dpi directories are available in 8-, 10-, 12-, ...

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