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Re: can't see menu


From: Charles Sebold
Subject: Re: can't see menu
Date: 01 Mar 2001 07:12:32 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.090001 (Oort Gnus v0.01) Emacs/20.7

On 6 Adar 5761, address@hidden wrote:

> I can't see the menu font and when I go edit screen I see cursor
> movement but its all a black shade.
> 
> For more information, most probably in my linux there is no fixed
> font.  I got almost same problem in konsole but I could change the
> font of GNOME terminal and I can use GNOME terminal.
> 
> Please tell how to change the font of emacs. I need to know that
> because my next semester is resuming on 5th of this semester. After
> that I will badly need emacs for C++.

As far as the menu font is concerned, you might try:

1.  Get the font name information from GNOME terminal (that long -*-*-*
    string)
2.  Put that in a file called ~/.Xdefaults, like this:

Emacs.pane.menubar.font: -b&h-lucida-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1
Emacs*font: -etl-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-*-160-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1

(I used my own lines for this, but you can use the same for both, to get
you started.)

3.  Run "xrdb ~/.Xdefaults" in your GNOME terminal
4.  Fire up Emacs and see what it does.
5.  If it works, even if it's ugly, at least you have a working
    baseline; now you can fiddle with it and see if you can find better
    fonts that will work for you.

Note too that you can change the color of things, which will possibly
fix your cursor movement being a "black shade"?  Not sure I understood
you there.

Emacs*Background: MidnightBlue
Emacs*Foreground: Wheat
Emacs*pointerColor: Orchid
Emacs*cursorColor: Orchid
Emacs.modeline.attributeForeground: Black
Emacs.modeline.attributeBackground: Gray
Emacs.pane.menubar.foreground: Black
Emacs.pane.menubar.background: bisque3

(Use your own favorite colors here, from either:

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt
/usr/share/emacs/20.7/etc/rgb.txt

(may vary on your system)

...for better and easier color management try color-theme.el.

http://www.geocities.com/kensanata/emacs-colors.html
-- 
Charles Sebold
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