ImprovingFonts

Peter Howkins

By default the CDE font aliases that ship in the distribution do not point to fonts that are available on Linux. If you have access to the gsfonts-x11 pack on Linux you can tweak the aliases to use Helvetica and Courier instead of fixed.

Edit the file /etc/X11/fonts/misc/xfonts-base.alias and replace the "-dt-interface-*" font entries with the lines below.

After changing these aliases and restarting the X server, you should now be able to pick your font size choice in the dtstyle control panel.

"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-xxs sans-10-100-72-72-p-61-iso8859-1"  "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--10-*-75-75-p-56-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-xs sans-11-110-72-72-p-64-iso8859-1"   "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--11-80-100-100-p-56-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-s sans-12-120-72-72-p-73-iso8859-1"    "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--12-120-75-75-p-67-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-m sans-13-130-72-72-p-87-iso8859-1"    "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--14-140-75-75-p-77-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-l sans-15-150-72-72-p-100-iso8859-1"   "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--14-140-75-75-p-77-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-xl sans-18-180-72-72-p-114-iso8859-1"  "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--18-180-75-75-p-98-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-xxl sans-21-210-72-72-p-123-iso8859-1" "-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--20-140-100-100-p-100-iso8859-1"

"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-xxs serif-10-100-72-72-m-60-iso8859-1"   "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--10-100-75-75-m-60-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-xs serif-11-110-72-72-m-60-iso8859-1"    "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--11-80-100-100-m-60-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-s serif-12-120-72-72-m-80-iso8859-1"     "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--12-120-75-75-m-70-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-m serif-13-130-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1"     "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-l serif-15-150-72-72-m-110-iso8859-1"    "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-xl serif-18-180-72-72-m-120-iso8859-1"   "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--18-180-75-75-m-110-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-medium-r-normal-xxl serif-21-210-72-72-m-140-iso8859-1"  "-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal-*-20-140-100-100-m-110-iso8859-1"

"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-xxs serif-10-100-72-72-m-60-iso8859-1"     "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--10-100-75-75-m-60-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-xs serif-11-110-72-72-m-60-iso8859-1"      "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--11-80-100-100-m-60-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-s serif-12-120-72-72-m-80-iso8859-1"       "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--12-120-75-75-m-70-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-m serif-13-130-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1"       "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-l serif-15-150-72-72-m-110-iso8859-1"      "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-xl serif-18-180-72-72-m-120-iso8859-1"     "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--18-180-75-75-m-110-iso8859-1"
"-dt-interface user-bold-r-normal-xxl serif-21-210-72-72-m-140-iso8859-1"    "-adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--20-140-100-100-m-110-iso8859-1"`