In older Ubuntu versions and older X11s in general, there used to be the fonts

-b&h-lucidatypewriter-* ...

I have installed xfonts-base, xfonts-75dpi, xfonts-100dpi but still I cannot find any matching font with xfontsel or xlsfonts. To be sure: I want the bitmap fonts.


It was necessary to reboot to make the installed fonts visible to xlsfonts. Logout was not enough.

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    Actually you just need to restart the X server I believe. In my case, I was using vnc so I just needed to kill and restart vnc.
    – pedz
    Sep 18 '17 at 21:07

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