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Re: fatal font problem with emacs

From: BillJosephson
Subject: Re: fatal font problem with emacs
Date: 25 Oct 2006 01:14:57 -0700
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Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 23.10.2006 um 03:48 schrieb BillJosephson:
> > Thanks, Peter. Frankly, your reply is a bit above my head. How would I
> > know if I have X resources set for GNU Emacs? Or how to set an
> > existing
> > font?
> There is a file ~/.Xdefaults. It is read when X11 launches. The X
> resources from this file (and others for this purpose) configure the
> look of X clients.
> You know what X11 is? You are working on some BSD or Linux system?
> Here the command xlsfonts lists all available fonts for the
> configuration active. 'xset -q' shows the font path and other details
> of your X11 configuration. ~/.xinitrc is probably the file that sets
> up this configuration.
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
> discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."
>                                        Isaac Asimov

Hi Pete, thanks for responding again. xlsfonts indeed causes a long
printout of what seem to be font names. xset -q indeed shows the path,


I don't see .xinitrc. But, I don't know what to do with all this. Where
to go next, so to speak.

Thanks. Sorry for being a unix dummy.


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