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Re: set-default-font

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: set-default-font
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:37:36 +0200

>>>>> On Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:38:59 -0700, David Masterson 
>>>>> <> said:

    David> Robert Pluim <> writes:
    >>>>>>> On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 19:39:38 -0700, David Masterson 
<> said:
    David> Followup: from the code in xfns.c, it appears that x-select-font is 
    David> defined if you are using GTK and FreeType. With Lucid, you get the
    David> internal fallback.
    David> Maybe I'll try rebuilding with GTK.
    >> If youʼre feeling doubly adventurous, install the cairo-dev packages
    >> as well, and configure --with-cairo (on some more recent Linux
    >> distributions, installing gtk-dev gets you cairo-dev automatically).

    David> I found that the configure script for Gnu Emacs v26.3 is looking for 
    David> package "gtk+-[23].0" and this Linux (Chromebook version of Debian)
    David> doesn't have that package, so I can't 'apt install' it.  It also 
    David> seem to have gtk-dev.  I see that I got cairo-5c installed (along 
    David> dependencies), but I don't see libcairo-dev (but I do see 
    David> which is installed.  Even so, configure is not finding what it needs
    David> cairo and doesn't build with cairo.

Ah, I hadn't realised you were using emacs-26. Cairo support was added
in emacs-27 (but Iʼm not sure it will build without the gtk dev


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