I am using Mac OS X 10.8 and XQuartz 2.7.2. I have downloaded and placed several TrueType fonts named
*.ttf in my
/Users/<name>/.fonts directory. Upon running XQuartz several files including
fonts.dir are created. This file has X11 font names of various encodings, etc. for each font I've installed.
My trouble is that I can't always "figure out" the correct name to use in
xterm -fa <NAME> or in my
.Xresources XTerm*faceName entry. For some fonts the core font name as listed in the detailed X11 font name in the
fonts.dir file works whereas for others it doesn't.