Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21700
default font in gnome-terminal unreadable at high resolutions
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:38:02 EDT
The default fixed font in gnome-terminal is virtually unreadable at higher
resolutions. As GNOME requires at least 800x600, I think fixed is a poor
choice for a default font. A better choice might be lucida-typewriter-bold
or fixed-cronyx-bold. The 8x16 VGA console font is also much more readable
than the current default, at any resolution.
Granted, a number of these fonts don't support the extended characters used
by mc and others, but most of these fonts display blank characters instead,
which is acceptable.
Seems reasonable. Will keep the bug open as a TODO item.
Looking again, most of those fonts aren't available in a default install.
<plug>I think Courier (adobe) at 14-pt bold would be a fantastic default font
since it has serifs, is readable at every resolution I've tried, and will look
quite nice once gtk and xfree support the render extension. </plug>
On second thought, with the current default the terminal barely fits onscreen in
640x480. So there is no way to make everyone happy here. That's why it's a