control the font in AML menus (Sun/OpenLook only)

Last Published: April 25, 2020


How can the font in an AML menu be changed or set?


On Sun, AML menus use the same font as the command windows. It is not
possible to have different fonts for the command window and AML menus. To
change the font, specify or modify the font definition in the ".Xdefaults"
file. For example:

Font.Name: courier-12

To be able to use the new font definition you need to restart the Window
Manager or reload the ".Xdefaults" file as follows:

xrdb .Xdefaults


The ".Xdefaults" file resides in your home directory.

The "Arcinfo.FontList" parameter can be specified in the ".Xdefaults" file to
affect text displayed with the "&popup" directive only; menus are not

A listing of available fonts on your system is available by using the
command at the UNIX prompt. You can specify an entire font name, or use a font

A fixed width font should be specified. Fixed width fonts belong either to the
Courier or Lucidatypewriter font families. These families are monospaced,
every character having the same width. The following is a listing of
fixed width (or non-proportional) fonts to use.

Alias Font Name

fixed -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
5x7 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--7-70-75-75-c-50-iso8859-1
5x8 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75-c-50-iso8859-1
6x9 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--9-90-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
6x10 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--10-100-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
6x12 -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--12-110-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
6x13 -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
6x13bold -misc-fixed-bold-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
7x13 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-iso8859-1
7x13bold -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-iso8859-1
7x14 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-130-75-75-c-70-iso8859-1
7x14bold -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--14-130-75-75-c-70-iso8859-1
8x13 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-80-iso8859-1
8x13bold -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-80-iso8859-1
8x16 -sony-fixed-medium-r-normal--16-120-100-100-c-80-iso8859-1
9x15 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-iso8859-1
9x15bold -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--15-140-75-75-c-90-iso8859-1
10x20 -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--20-200-75-75-c-100-iso8859-1
12x24 -sony-fixed-medium-r-normal--24-170-100-100-c-120-iso8859-1

Article ID:000001361

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