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Re: Why can't emacs recognize X fonts?


From: Allan Gottlieb
Subject: Re: Why can't emacs recognize X fonts?
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:21:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 08.07.2010 um 22:15 schrieb Allan Gottlieb:
>
>> FontPath set to:
>
> I don't where, from which programme, this statement comes from, you
> can determine the font path the X server uses by running
>
>       xset q
>
> Besides this a user side font management exists:
> libfontconfig. Commands like fc-list, fc-cache, or fc-match are
> related to this and  files like fonts.conf. The X resource
> (Emacs.)FontBackend, which can  have the values xft, ftx, or x, I
> think, sets the order by which GNU  Emacs will check if the fonts
> system supplies the specified font. The  font backends used can depend
> on the libraries found on the system.

Thanks for this useful information.  As I mentioned in another post my
error was simpler (emacs built w/o xft support).

I tried both "xset q" and fc-list.  Both confirm the fonts.

thanks again,
allan



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