I want to increase the font size of a single X application which doesn't seem to have an Xresource for fonts and faces. How might I go about doing this?

(Ironically, the applications for which I want to increase the font size of are editres and xfontsel. I'm using this to configure a high-resolution display.)

Links and approaches tried


Both of those use the X toolkit (as noted in their manual pages), which means they also recognize its command-line options such as -fn (font). In a quick check, I was able to run those with the 10x20 font.

editres -fn 10x20
xfontsel -fn 10x20

There is a summary of the options in X(7).

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    Nice. These seem to accept any x font (xlsfonts) including scalable fonts: -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-normal--$PXSIZE-0-100-100-p-0-iso8859-1 – Att Righ Nov 20 '17 at 0:47

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