Friday, October 9, 2015

The Xorg fixed font

I've often wondered what exactly the "fixed" font is. Turns out that it is just an alias to whatever you want it to be (or whatever the maintainer decides it should be). On Fedora 22, the font alias file is kept at /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias and the very first line of configuration says:

fixed    -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1