From: Russ Allbery <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: OT Read font notations like: -bitstream-terminal-bold-[...]-100-c-110-iso8859-1
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 09:59:30 -0800 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (hput's message of "Sun, 23 Jan 2022 12:52:03 -0500")
hput <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Sorry for leaving the newsgroup topic in the dust but I know there are
> very likely people here who can help.
> I once new a little about what the font notations like below meant:
> But have lost some of it out of my pea brain. I know the `-c-'
> bit means its good for my use .. and that `iso8859-1' puts it in
> my neck of the woods but more of the exact meaning has left town.
> I hoped someone here can steer me to URL or such that explains it in
This is an X Logical Font Description, which is the old-style font
specification mechanism for X Windows. (It's slowly being supplanted by
newer font mechanisms such as fontconfig, but still shows up in a lot of
There's a fairly good breakdown of the elements here:
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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2022-01-23 17:52 hput
2022-01-23 17:59 ` Russ Allbery [this message]
2022-01-23 18:23 ` hput
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