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Re: [h-e-w] RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 23:27:52 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Beverley Eyre <address@hidden> writes:

> I've also been using Fixedsys and like it. I have a question in this
> regard. Unitl I saw your  font  assignment statement below I hadn't known
> how to make the fonts you get by shift-left_click (the fonts installed in
> Windows) properly put into the kind of form you used below. Is there some
> place where this is expressly described? For example, the "raster" value in
> the foundry variable is new to me, and I'm not sure whether this would apply
> to all Windows-installed fonts,  or just some?

Windows fonts will have either "raster" or "outline" in the foundry
field, since the actual foundry is not easily available from Windows
(truetype fonts do have an integer field that is supposed to indicate
foundry, but lists of what foundrys are assigned what numbers are not
publically available AFAIK) so we might as well put some potentially
useful information about the font there.

You can get the full XFLD name for any font by inserting the following
in *scratch* and pressing Ctrl-J at the end of the line:


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