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Re: Getting emacs23 to use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8 font


From: Doctor Who
Subject: Re: Getting emacs23 to use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8 font
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:17:41 -0400

On 7/19/08, Joel J. Adamson <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Doctor Who" <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I'm trying to get emacs23 to use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8 as the
>> font.  When I try to invoke emacs like this:
>>
>> emacs --font "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8"
>>
>> I get the error:
>>
>> Font `Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8' is not defined
>
> One way to do it:
> ,----~/.Xdefaults
> |
> | !Emacs
> | Emacs*font: -xos4-terminus-medium-*-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
> | Emacs*cursorColor:  magenta
> | Emacs*foreground:   White
> | Emacs*background:   Black
> | Emacs*borderwidth:  0
> | Emacs*bitmapIcon:   on
> | ! Lucid resources:
> |
> Emacs.pane.menubar.font:      
> -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
> | Emacs*menu*fontSet:         
> -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
> | Emacs.dialog*.font:
>               -adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1
> | Emacs.dialog*.foreground:   Black
> | Emacs.dialog*.background:   Gray
> | Emacs.pane.menubar.foreground:  Black
> | Emacs.pane.menubar.background:  Gray
> `----
>
> $ xrdb ~/.Xdefaults
>
> and open Emacs anew.
>
> Use xfontsel to find the name of the font that you want (where I have
> terminus above).
>
> Another way is to customize the default face and put in the name of the
> font under "Family."
>
> Joel


Thanks.  A couple of questions:

1)  If I use the example .Xdefaults like you listed above, are the
pipe symbols (|} included at the beginning of several lines to be
included as well?

2)  Apparently I'm not familiar with the xfonsel command enough to get
the desired output I want.  I'm trying to use Bitstream Vera Sans-8 as
the default font for the emacs editor window.  Running 'xfontsel
-pattern Bitstream' does not give any results (that I can see).

Thanks!




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