[CentOS] Terminal with variable sized font

Sun Jan 9 18:27:57 UTC 2011
Thomas Dickey <dickey at his.com>

On Sun, 9 Jan 2011, Bart Schaefer wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, 09 Jan 2011 14:15:44 -0300
>> Eduardo Grosclaude wrote:
>>> How about running your app under 'screen', then fire up a second
>>> gnome-terminal and attach to it with 'screen -x'. Zoom in as desired
>>> with regular control-+ sequences. Then minimize and keep it lurking.
>> Now that's clever!
>> Unfortunately, the folks using the programs tend to keep 4 or 5 instances of it
>> open on each of their desktops
> Xterm ctrl-right-button menu lets you choose from among 7 different
> font sizes, which can be assigned using X resources.  If they could be
> trained to hit ctrl-right-button and select "Huge", the problem
> devolves to one of finding the right font to assign to the resource.
> Not quite as easy as clicking the maximize button, but close.

shift-keypad-plus and shift-keypad-minus are easier to use.

But the request was for something that would retain the same screen
dimensions while changing the lines/columns.  xterm doesn't do that,
except when it's constrained by being maximized.

Thomas E. Dickey