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        fontglide - characters float onto the screen to form words


        fontglide  [-display  host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-install]
        [-visual visual] [-delay usecs]  [-scroll]  [-page]  [-random]  [-speed
        float]  [-linger  float]  [-program  sh-command] [-font font-name] [-bw
        int] [-trails] [-db] [-debug] [-fps]


        The fontglide 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 left.


        fontglide accepts the following options:
        -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.
        -root   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
        -delay usecs
                The  delay  between  steps  of  the animation, in microseconds:
                default 10000.
        -page   With this option, a page full of text will glide in,  and  dis-
        -scroll With  this option, sentences will scroll by from right to left.
        -random The default is to pick randomly between -page and  -scroll.
        -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
        -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 size.
        -bw int How  thick an outline to draw around the characters.  Default 2
        -trails Leave "vapor trails" behind the moving text.  Default off.
        -no-db  Turn off double-buffering.  It may be faster, but will flicker.
        -debug  Draw  some  boxes showing character metrics, and print the name
                of the current font to stderr.
        -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


        DISPLAY 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.
        xscreensaver(1),    xscreensaver-text(1),    fortune(1),   phosphor(6),
        apple2(6), starwars(6), ljlatest(6), dadadodo(1), webcollage(6), drift-
        net(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


        Copyright (C) 2003 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify,
        distribute, and sell this software and its documentation for  any  pur-
        pose  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 repre-
        sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
        pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


        Jamie Zawinski <>, 15-Sep-2003.