Using CSSH/XTerm with a high-DPI display

On my laptop with a QuadHD display, cssh was unusable

Screenshot of cssh using tiny bitmapped fonts

because X is a hundred years old and xterm (the default for cssh) defaults to bitmapped fonts which are tiny and gross.

So how do we them it to look like this instead?

Screenshot of cssh using xterm with light/colored terminals at a legible size

Solution

This worked for me: just configure XTerm to use TrueType fonts!

And then configure cssh to a more appropriate size!

There you go.  That’s so much nicer.

Screenshot of cssh using xterm with light/colored terminals at a legible size