fontglide - characters float onto the screen to form words
] [-window] [-root]
[-install] [-visual visual
] [-delay usecs
] [-scroll ]
] [-random ] [-speed float]
[-linger float] [-program
sh-command] [-font font-name] [-bw
int] [-trails] [-db] [-debug]
program reads text from a subprocess and puts it on the
screen using large characters that glide in from the edges, assemble, then
disperse. Alternately, it can simply scroll whole sentences from right to
accepts the following options:
- Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
- Draw on the root window.
- Install a private colormap for the window.
- -visual visual
- Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
- -delay usecs
- The delay between steps of the animation, in microseconds:
- With this option, a page full of text will glide in, and
- With this option, sentences will scroll by from right to
- The default is to pick randomly between -page and
- -speed float
- How fast to animate; 2 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half
as fast. Default 1.0.
- -linger float
- How long to leave the assembled text on the screen in
-page mode; 2 means twice as long, 0.5 means half as long. Default
1.0. (The more words there are on the screen, the longer it lingers.)
- -program sh-command
- The command to run to generate the text to display. This
option may be any string acceptable to /bin/sh. The program will be run at
the end of a pipe, and any words that it prints to stdout will end
up on the window. (Whitespace and line breaks are ignored.) If the program
exits, it will be launched again after we have processed all the text it
produced. Default: xscreensaver-text(1).
- -font string
- The base font pattern to use when loading fonts. The
default is to search for any Latin1 scalable proportional fonts on the
system. Once a base font is selected, it will be loaded in a random
- -bw int
- How thick an outline to draw around the characters. Default
- Leave "vapor trails" behind the moving text.
- Turn off double-buffering. It may be faster, but will
- Draw some boxes showing character metrics, and print the
name of the current font to stderr.
- Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
- to get the default host and display number.
- to get the name of a resource file that overrides the
global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
Copyright © 2003 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, modify,
distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is
hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in
all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice
appear in supporting documentation. No representations are made about the
suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is"
without express or implied warranty.
Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 15-Sep-2003.