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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 visual.

       -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 disperse.

       -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 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 size.

       -bw int How thick an outline to draw around the characters.  Default 2 pixels.

       -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.


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       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 <>, 15-Sep-2003.