To select a font in X Windows, first run xlstfnt. This narrows your search to a group of fonts having a similar style. Next, run xshwfnt to see which of the fonts in the group match your criteria.
This example lists all the font names in X Windows containing the word bitstream.
This example displays all the fonts in X Windows containing the word bitstream in the font name.
Press the letter f to scroll forward through the font.
Press the letter b to scroll back to the beginning of the same font.
Press the letter n to view the next font.
Press the letter p to view the previous font.
Press Escape to quit.
xshwfnt displays the first 256 characters of the font. The display shows 16 or 8 characters per row, depending on the size of the font. If the font doesn't fit on 1 screen, pressing n shows the rest of the font.
The font name is the first line in the display.