I am using xterm on OS X 10.5. If I do:
xterm -fa "Monaco" -fs 10
it creates a xterm with much bigger fonts than Terminal.app w/ Monaco 10 point font. In fact, I have to downsize xterm to
-fs 8 or so to match the window sizes. And then the 8 point font is less readable.
Shouldn't a 10 point font be a specific absolute size (i.e. proportional to 10/72 inches) no matter whether displayed in Terminal or xterm?
The terminals are both 80x24 and not anti-aliased. Also, I ran iTerm for Mac OS X and the window almost perfectly overlayed the Terminal.app window. The width was the same but the height was a little shorter.