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Common font aliases are fixed, and variable

  1. edit the fonts.alias file located in one of the following directories, depending on your software distribution, and install location
/usr/X11R6/share/fonts/misc/fonts.alias 
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias
  1. add or edit the following format
''[font alias name] [full font name]''
Example:
fixed        -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso8859-1
variable     -*-helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1


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