help-gnu-emacs
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Frustrated with Font issues


From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: Frustrated with Font issues
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:22:14 -0600

No, I'm simply saying that the fonts available in other applications are
not available with emacs. If I make it Monospace-10, emacs then actually
changes the font.. I can see the fonts change, but they don't look like
monospace-10 at all. instead, if I do C-u C-x = I get
 x:-misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--13-120-75-75-c-70-iso8859-1 (#x3B)

Which is not monospace 10 at all. So either Emacs isn't understanding
Monospace-10 (when every other application is), or it's displaying
Monospace 10 completely differently from every application.

I've also installed a whole bunch of font sets and updated my font-cache
and other applications can see these new fonts, but with emacs, the fonts
available through set-frame-font are the same as they were before. Emacs is
indeed using a different set of fonts than every other application known to
man.


On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM, Jacob Gerlach <address@hidden>
wrote:

> I'm not sure what you mean by "have the same font set," particularly in
> response to Pascal's comments re: the difference between set-frame-font and
> M-x menu-set-font
>
> I have the following in my .emacs:
> (set-frame-font "Ubuntu Mono-13")
>
> I can put any font on my system in place of Ubuntu Mono, be it monospaced,
> variable pitch, or some nonsense like "Symbol". There is no "set" to choose
> from.
>
> Are you perhaps trying to say that a given font looks different in emacs
> compared to how it looks in other applications?
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Jai Dayal <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> 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 !"
>> >
>>
>
>


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]