The font set specification within a fontlist is a list of XLFD names or their aliases (sometimes called a base name list). The names are separated by semi-colons, and any blank space before or after the semicolon is ignored. Pattern-matching (wildcard) characters can be specified to help shorten XLFD names.
A font set specification is determined by the locale that is running. For example, the Japanese locale defines three fonts (character sets) necessary to display all of its characters. The following example identifies the set of Mincho fonts needed.
Sample name list with character set:
The preceding two cases can be used with a Japanese locale as long as there are fonts that match the base name list.