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Re: Frustrated with Font issues


From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: Frustrated with Font issues
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 16:23:59 -0600

xlsfonts actually does indeed give a DIFFERENT set of fonts that Emacs
uses. Emacs actually only has a small subset of these fonts!

Jai


On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Jai Dayal <address@hidden> wrote:

> Okay, this kind of makes sense to me. I'm just a bit puzzled why if I do
> it on CentOS or RHEL, I only have this problem. If it's on Ubuntu or
> Fedora, the fonts are displayed normally. Perhaps CentOS and RHEL do
> something differently that Emacs doesn't pick up on.
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Pascal J. Bourguignon <
> address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Jai Dayal <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>> > 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.
>>
>> M-! xlsfonts RET should give you the font set, and it should be exactly
>> the same as for other applications.
>>
>> The only difference may be that in application font dialogs, this list
>> of X fonts is collected by font family and other categories.
>>
>>
>> Reasons you may get a different list of fonts however are:
>>
>> - you're using a different X server (improbable),
>>
>> - the applications are using other fonts than X fonts.  For example, TeX
>>   will use metafonts.  Some GUI toolkit used by applications often use
>>   TrueType fonts (instead or in addition to X fonts).
>>
>> There are some indications about using TrueType fonts in emacs in
>> http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SetFonts#toc10
>> but I don't know what's the status of this feature in emacs 24.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> __Pascal Bourguignon__
>> http://www.informatimago.com/
>> "Le mercure monte ?  C'est le moment d'acheter !"
>>
>
>


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