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Re: How to use xft fonts with Lucid linked Emacs

From: Ian Zimmerman
Subject: Re: How to use xft fonts with Lucid linked Emacs
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:25:41 -0700

On Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:05:13 -0700 (PDT)
Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:

Ian> I use Debian 23.3 packages, and I want to switch to the Lucid
Ian> flavor because the gtk flavor pulls in my nemesis gconf.  It works,
Ian> but I seem to be unable to use xft fonts.  After reading the
Ian> manpage and info manual, I put this in my .Xresources:

Ian> Emacs.pane.menubar*.font: Sans-12

Jason> The Lucid menubar probably cannot use xft fonts.  This is not the
Jason> same as what your subject says.

You are right; setting one of the buffer contents faces to Sans-12 works
as expected.  Now, why?  The error message looks like something
determined solely by the font name and not the context where it is to be

Ian Zimmerman
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