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fontglide(6)		      XScreenSaver manual		  fontglide(6)

       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  ©  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.

X Version 11		      5.07 (10-Aug-2008)		  fontglide(6)

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