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bug#4895: 23.1; Incorrect font selected


From: Андрей Парамонов
Subject: bug#4895: 23.1; Incorrect font selected
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:15:33 +0300

Hello!

2009/11/10 Kenichi Handa <address@hidden>:
> This is because Emacs prefers a font whose registry matches
> with `charset' text property.
>
> In the above case, the default fontset has this entry for
> cyrillic:
>
>     (cyrillic ,(font-spec :registry "iso10646-1" :script 'cyrillic)
>               (nil . "ISO8859-5")
>               (nil . "microsoft-cp1251")
>               (nil . "koi8-r"))
>
> and when you read a file with cp1251, the charset property
> `cp1251' is put on the buffer text.  Thus the font-selector
> prefers a font whose registry is "microsoft-cp1251".
>
> If you prefer cyrillic characters to be displayed by the
> default font, you can do this in .emacs:
>
> (set-fontset-font "fontset-default" 'cyrillic
>                  (font-spec :registry "iso10646-1" :script 'cyrillic))
>

Thanks for the explanation. Do you think it's still valid not to
prefer unicode fonts to fonts with specific registries? I believe the
unicode is dominating by now, at least for european languages.

Andrey Paramonov





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