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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs gets font wrong at start up

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs gets font wrong at start up
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:13:23 +0300

> Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:32:28 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > > > the default for the entire frame, not just for buffer text, is
> > > > something that requires a higher-quality font.
> > >
> > > I didn't know that.
> > 
> > You didn't know what exactly?
> That there was a different font-quality requirement for display
> in a buffer vs for use as the default font for a frame.
> > > Why does a frame need a better (default) font than a buffer?
> > > Just what does a frame require in this regard?
> > 
> > The bold variant, for starters, because we show the buffer name in
> > bold on the mode line.
> Oh, I see what you mean.  Is that the only consideration: the fact
> that a variant (bold or whatever) of the frame font is expected to
> be able to be used, when you define the default font of a frame?

Like I suspected, the real problem here was that the font name ended
in "-8", which Emacs interpreted as a size.

I fixed this in the development sources.  The original
custom-set-faces form still doesn't select this font, but this does:

  (set-frame-font "Topaz-8")

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