The purpose of this document is to guide you on how to make xterm use a [truetype](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueType) font.
# freetype support
First you need to compile xterm with [freetype](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeType) support. Assuming your pkgsrc is located in `/usr/pkgsrc`, you may write:
# cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/xterm
# make PKG_OPTIONS.xterm=freetype
# make install
Note: If you want to compile every application with freetype enabled, provided it has support for it, add `PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS+=freetype` in your `/etc/mk.conf` file.
# Choose font
First pick a font you like, from this list:
$ fc-list | col | sort | less
Note: A nice font set is [Liberation](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_fonts). It can be found in `fonts/liberation-ttf`.
# Run xterm
xterm -fa 'Liberation Mono' -fs 10
# ~/.Xdefaults file
If you want xterm to use these font settings by default, you may add the following lines in your `~/.Xdefaults` file:
XTerm*faceName: Liberation Mono
This articled is based on a post in the [BSD nexus forum](http://forums.bsdnexus.com/viewtopic.php?pid=15728).
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