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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: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:15:06 -0400

On 7/20/08, Dan Espen <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Doctor Who" <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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?
> Those are exclamation marks.
> They indicate commented out lines.
> When setting X resources, another useful command
> is appres.
> The command:
> appres Emacs
> will show all the current X resources that match "Emacs".
> Note:
> I don't have Emacs-gtk installed.
> Normally gtk programs don't pay any attention to X Resources.
> I think you might have more success using the menu bar dialogs.

Well, using 'Options -> Set Default Font' in emacs and choosing DejaVu
or Bitstream results in poor-looking fonts in the editor interface,
while choosing Monospace gives much better looking fonts.  I'm curious
if emacs can't find the Bitstream or DejaVu fonts and is falling back
to the 'uglier' font somehow.  How could I tell?

This is using xftgnuemacs obtained and built using:

$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:address@hidden:/sources/emacs co emacs
$ cd emacs
$ ./configure --with-x-toolkit=gtk --enable-font-backend --with-xft
$ make bootstrap
$ make
# make install
$ emacs &


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