Misalf - thanks as always!
Unfortunately, these don't work on the ARM pi. The output of xlsfonts only shows a small handful of fonts, about 6 of them, so choices are limited. And, modifying my .Xdefaults or running straight as aterm -fn [.....] dont work.
This whole thing made me break out my "Think Unix" book by John Lasser to get a refresher on X resources. Still no go, so I had to resort to xfce4-terminal on the PI.
And get this - I tried both examples on an X86, and while the first example worked, the second one did not. YET, that font is shown as being available with the xlsfonts output!
(Note: when I edit lines in config files, I always hit return and then delete any empty lines that may follow while editing. That has bitten me a few times in the past having config lines with no proper return in it! )
So, I'm back to studying the X resources, wondering if Aterm is limited to a stricter set of fonts, or something else is in operation.
At the end of the day, the *easiest* way for me to play with fonts on X86 at least, is to just run xlsfonts and play with the easy ones like so:
aterm -fn 10x20
or in my .Xdefaults font line (no -fn there, just the 10x20 size and that's it)
It's frustratingly fun - as long as I'm learning - so no complaints!