finish font selection task

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[[!meta title="How to change the font in urxt (rxvt-unicode) dynamically"]]
After [[I had a look at some fonts for terminal emulators|published-xorg-terminal-emulator-fonts]],
I chose some of the fonts to be used for my terminal.
[rxvt-unicode]( has excellent support for
dynamic font changes, as described
in the [urxvt faq](
I decided to write a tiny script around the printf call
named [urxvt-font-change](;a=commit;h=c0e8fa882655867abf5f6359bdff9498c02bf717).
This resulted in a clean [.Xresources|configs/dot-Xresources] file, which allows me to change the font
using ***Control-Alt-{1-6,0}***.
[[!tag unix]]

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! .Xressources
! Nico Schottelius, 1998 - 2010
! Feel free to copy, modify, whatever, this is just my config file.
! Depends on my mood
!URxvt.background: LightYellow2
!URxvt.foreground: black
URxvt.foreground: white
URxvt.background: black
URxvt.scrollBar: False
URxvt.inheritPixmap: false
URxvt.cursorBlink: true
URxvt.secondaryScroll: true
URxvt.visualBell: true
! Fonts
! Change fonts on demand
URxvt.keysym.M-C-1: command:\033]710;tixus\007\033]711;tixus\007
URxvt.keysym.M-C-2: command:\033]710;artsie\007\033]711;artsie\007
URxvt.keysym.M-C-3: command:\033]710;lucidasanstypewriter-10\007\033]711;lucidasanstypewriter-10\007
URxvt.keysym.M-C-4: command:\033]710;xft:Liberation Mono:style=Regular\007\033]711;xft:Liberation Mono:style=Regular\007
URxvt.keysym.M-C-5: command:\033]710;xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Bold\007\033]711;xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Bold\007
URxvt.keysym.M-C-6: command:\033]710;12x24\007\033]711;12x24\007
URxvt.keysym.M-C-0: command:\033]710;lucidasanstypewriter-24\007\033]711;lucidasanstypewriter-24\007