Using xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/terminus I'm able to subsequently start urxvt with the following command and get support for the font that I want (terminus):
urxvt -fn -*-terminus-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
However, how is this done in .Xresources? How do I specify how the font should be scaled in .Xresources?
This is a Gentoo system.
Simply trying the following don't seem to work:
As I understand it urxvt uses two font systems, XLFD and Fontconfig. The following link https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Rxvt-unicode#Font attempts to explain some of this. However, even when I verbatim copy the examples they provide, it appears to have no effect at all on what fonts urxvt actually uses.
I believe it uses a default font, which looks very bad on my system.
I've tried to look for debug and verbose flags for urxvt, but its man page doesn't list any. A problem is that urxvt doesn't give any feedback even when starting urxvt from another terminal about what fonts it tries, and where it attempts to look for them.
I've tried fc-list to list available fonts. However, it is not clear to me if this lists fonts that will work with XLFD or Fontconfig. Nevertheless, I've tried just a few at random, again nothing happens.