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large font xclock?

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I'm trying to get a digital xclock that takes up the entire width of a 1280x1024 panel, or maybe even 1600x1200.  I actually need to run a few-  we need to display GMT time/date and Eastern time/date, but I've got that figured out.  I just can't seem to get xclock to use a larger font.
linux fonts confuse me!
Can I tell xclock to scale the font to be much larger?  (like.. 300 point).  I can't figure out the -fn option..
I tried the xdaliclock, it's largest built in font is almost big enough, but dali's morphing is too gimmicky.

Thanks!
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Do "xlsfonts | less -e" to list what fonts you have... IIRC you cannot use the scalable fonts, so ... just look for something really big (I found this on one of my boxes ... "-mozilla-arial-bold-i-normal--79-270-100-100-p-423-iso8859-1"...)
Or use "xfontsel" and look for a large "pxlSz" and/or "ptSz"... Added bonus here is that when you've found something useful (as XLFDs go... (XLFD == X Logical Font Description ... xfontsel visualizes it nicely)) you can just click select, then paste it into a terminal ... Dont forget to place it withing "" like this:

xclock -digital  -fn "-*-*-*-*-*-*-79-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"

-- Glenn
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hrm.. nothing anywhere near big enough.  I need to download or create a  larger font..
Wow. the way  linux handles fonts is.. complicated
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I still can'y
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oops.  I'm playing with my keyboard config too... messed it up pretty badly.
Anyways, I still can't figure out how to get a font greater than 24 point.  I think
I need.. like.. 300 point
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