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> I would like to obtain detailed information about each of the fields in the
> definition. Can anyone point me in the right direction? :>)
Chapter 6 of our book "X Window System User Guide," by Valerie Quercia
and Tim O'Reilly, is all about X Window System fonts.
> In particular, the field fourth from the right, which in the above definition
> contains the letter "p", I think defines the type of spacing between letters.
The book says: All standard Release 5 fonts are either: "p"
(proportional, i.e., variable-width); "m" (monospace, i.e.,
fixed-width); or "c" (character cell, a fixed-width font based on the
traditional typewriter model, in which each character can be thought to
take up the space of a "box" of the same height and width).
I hope that helps, Margaret.
Jerry Peek, O'Reilly & Associates, jerry -at- ora -dot- com, +1 707-829-0515