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Re: Frustrated with Font issues


From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: Frustrated with Font issues
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:06:43 -0600

With set-frame-font, it doesn't have the same font set as other
applications, though! That's the problem! They're not the same, at all.




On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Pascal J. Bourguignon <
address@hidden> wrote:

> Jai Dayal <address@hidden> writes:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> >  I am using RHEL 6.5 and am running emacs 24.3 with a GUI. The fonts look
> > absolutely horrible, and the fonts that I have available via
> set-frame-font
> > are atrocious as well. I have asked in several places about this issue,
> and
> > I'm always blown off and told "blahh set something something in
> > .Xresources", but nothing ever specific.
> >
> > People have said that it's an issue with X11, but I'm not convinced;
> every
> > other GUI application has normal looking fonts. Even the GUI version of
> Vim
> > has normal fonts; how can it be an X server or RHEL problem when every
> > other application has a sufficient set of fonts to use? This is clearly
> an
> > Emacs problem at this point.
> >
> > If I use emacs in the terminal without X the fonts look fine. My terminal
> > says the font is "Monospace 10", and if I do C-u C-x = I get
> > display: terminal code #x3B
> >
> > When I do C-u C-x = with GUI emacs, I get:
> > -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-100-100-100-m-90-iso10646-1
> >
> > Which is a font made available when I do M-x set-frame-font
> >
> > Is there not a way to allow Emacs to use the same set of fonts that every
> > other X11 application uses? How can it be that Emacs fonts suck when
> other
> > applications have normal fonts?
>
> When you use set-frame-font, you can use the exact same fonts as other
> applications.  This is what I do, to select the exact fonts I want to
> use. Currently (frame-font) -->
> "-unknown-DejaVu Sans Mono-normal-normal-normal-*-13-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1"
>
> (frame-font is from
> https://gitorious.org/com-informatimago/emacs/source/pjb-xresources.el)
>
>
> When you use M-x menu-set-font RET you get a font menu with pre-selected
> font families. There's a way to configure this menu with your own font
> families, but it seems to have changed in emacs 24, so I'm not sure how
> to do it anymore.
>
>
> Have a look at: http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SetFonts
>
>
>
>
> --
> __Pascal Bourguignon__
> http://www.informatimago.com/
> "Le mercure monte ?  C'est le moment d'acheter !"
>


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