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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

       -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(6x),
       apple2(6x), starwars(6x),  ljlatest(6x),  dadadodo(1),  webcollage(6x),
       driftnet(1) EtherPEG, EtherPeek


       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


       Jamie Zawinski <>, 15-Sep-2003.