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Re: using emacs with nx

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: using emacs with nx
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:29:05 +0200

Am 30.07.2013 um 17:02 schrieb Harry Putnam:


X Logical Font Description Conventions – when you have X11 installed you should 
be able to locate xorg-docs-X.Y/specs/XLFD/xlfd.{html,pdf,ps,txt,xml}…

The X11 font names contain a lot of information in a construct like: 

        foundry-font name-weight-slant-width-style-pixel size-point 
size-resolution X-resolution Y-spacing-average width-charset registry-charset 

> Just curious:
> Why is better for fonts not to be in XLFD notation?

They are then supplied by libfontconfig which offers to automatically find 
a(nother) font that can deliver missing characters. Libfontconfig also provides 
vector fonts (PostScript, TrueType, OpenType) which together with libotf and 
m17n-lib allow bidi(rectional) typesetting and font shaping, necessary for some 
Asian scripts.



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