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Re: guix installed Emacs

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: guix installed Emacs
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:52:10 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Catonano (2016-04-16 14:17 +0300) wrote:

> 2016-04-16 11:10 GMT+02:00 Alex Kost <address@hidden>:
>     As Jean pointed most likely the problem with fonts happens
>     because Emacs
>     from Guix doesn't use fonts from your Fedora font dirs. 
>     Installing
>     required fonts in your user profile will probably fix this
>     issue.  You
>     can do it like this:
>       guix package -i font-liberation font-dejavu ...
>     The problem with less bright colors is very surprising for me.
>     Apparently it is the same "custom theme" in both emacs-es, but it
>     visibly differs.  My only guess is: the theme you use defines
>     different
>     colors depending on a "class of terminal"/"number of available
>     colors".
>     But it's probably a bad guess, since it is the same gui emacs in
>     both
>     cases.
>     What theme is it?  Some derivation of "zenburn" maybe.  Could you
>     point
>     to its source code please?
> This is it

OK, this theme shouldn't cause the difference in brightness, I think.  I
have another guess.  Does Fedora use "site-start.el"?  If so, this file
is not loaded by Guix's Emacs, because it is placed somewhere in
/usr/share/... and Guix's Emacs doesn't look at this directory (also our
emacs uses its own "site-start.el" to load emacs packages installed in

You can check if Fedora's Emacs uses "site-start.el" with this:

  M-x find-library site-start

But actually I don't understand how the difference in brightness can
happen at all.  This is a mystery for me.

>  Ok, this is the Guix Emacs
>     xft:-PfEd-DejaVu
> Sans-normal-normal-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1 (#x56)
> Character code properties: customize what to show
>   general-category: Ll (Letter, Lowercase)
>   decomposition: (115) ('s')
> There are text properties here:
>   face                 variable-pitch

You can move the point to 'variable-pitch' button and press RET there to
find out if it has the same customization in both cases.

> And this is the Fedora Emacs
>     xft:-PfEd-DejaVu
> Sans-normal-normal-normal-*-19-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1 (#x56)

OK, so Fedora's Emacs has a bigger font (19 against 13).

You can use something like this to set the font and its size:

  (set-frame-font "DejaVu Sans Mono-15" nil t)

> But anyway, I made a little screenshot with Shutter just to make the
> difference between the minibuffers more evident

This should be fixed if you change the font size.

Another thing: I noticed that Guix's Emacs doesn't display some buttons
on the tool bar.  This should probably (I'm not sure) be fixed by
installing some icon theme in your profile, for example


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