[Fontconfig] 'Fixed' font using incorrect font

Chris Picton chrisp at tangent.co.za
Mon Sep 1 17:04:15 EST 2003

On Sun, 2003-08-31 at 22:29, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> If you want to see what font is being used by fontconfig/xft for any
> given name (at least on linux; I don't have access to a bsd box that
> runs X to test) try using xfd to show the font; /proc/$pid/maps will
> list the font file xfd is using.  lsof -p $pid is an easy way to see
> that info.

But how do I tell xfd to display a font using a fontconfig sytle name?

xfd -fn "Fixed 10"  gives me:

Warning: Cannot convert string "Fixed 10" to type FontStruct
xfd:  no font to display

Doing a lsof doesn't show any font files (I am using xfs - maybe that is

If I do a xlsfonts, I only see the old style font names and one called
'fixed', probably from the font alias files.

'xfd -fn fixed' displays the font I want to use for 'Fixed 10'.  It is 

Any other tips?

> At 133 dpi, I get this mapping for fixed-9, 10, 11:
> fixed-9  == /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/lt1-16-etl.pcf.gz
> fixed-10 == /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/18x18ko.pcf.gz
> fixed-11 == /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/10x20.pcf.gz
> The font you see for fixed-10 is probably one of
> the -sony-fixed-medium-r-normal-* fonts.
> -JimC
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