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Re: Getting emacs23 to use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8 font


From: Wolfgang Zweimueller
Subject: Re: Getting emacs23 to use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8 font
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:39:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Doctor Who" <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm trying to get emacs23 to use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8 as the
> font.  When I try to invoke emacs like this:
>
> emacs --font "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8"
>
> I get the error:
>
> Font `Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-8' is not defined

I had the same problem (with another font). My solution was to put
this line into ~/.Xresources:

     Emacs.font: dejavu sans mono

Then do a "xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources" or restart your X11. Now Emacs
should start with that font.

hth,
Wolfgang


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