Thread: terminal fonts in mac
01-04-2009, 01:00 AM #1
terminal fonts in mac
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- Sep 30, 2008
I am in the process of switching from Ubuntu Linux to Mac OS X.
For coding I used terminal or xterm(black) in Ubuntu and I loved the fonts in the terminal. My eyes are so used to those fonts out there that I find it so hard to work in "terminal" of mac which doesn't have those fonts.
Did you guys have the same issue ever ?
Can you share what terminal font and color scheme is popular in OS X.
Every answer is greatly appreciated.
01-04-2009, 10:12 AM #2
You can use any font you want in Terminal, if it's installed. Just don't disable Monaco. Terminal won't work without it.
Find a font you like that's truetype and install it. Personally, I just use Monaco.Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
01-05-2009, 09:27 AM #3
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- Mar 30, 2004
- 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
On any platform, you should stick to the fixed-width, or monospaced, fonts in the Terminal. Examples would be Monaco, Courier, and Lucida Console. Terminals require consistent letter width, and the Apple terminal will have to pad out variable-width fonts if you try to use them.
If you really miss a particular font from your old system, just copy it over and use that.
01-08-2009, 01:41 AM #4
If you have custom fonts in .fonts and configured in .Xdefaults, then you'll need to use xterm. I don't use Terminal in Mac OS X anyway. I generally need X running, so I fire up X11.app and use xterm."UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity."
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