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Customisation of default face does not apply to new frames

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Customisation of default face does not apply to new frames
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 21:14:11 +0200 (CEST)

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2003-10-27 on daffy.perf.redhat.com
configured using `configure  --host=i386-redhat-linux
--build=i386-redhat-linux --target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix=
--prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin
--sysconfdir=/etc --datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include
--libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var
--sharedstatedir=/usr/com --mandir=/usr/share/man
--infodir=/usr/share/info --with-gcc --with-pop --with-sound'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: POSIX
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_GB.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

[After a recent discussion on g.e.help, I submit this bug on the
suggestion of Stefan Monnier.]

When I "M-x customize-face default" the changes I make are applied to
all currently open frames, but not to any new frames I open. If I
restart Emacs, the customisation is applied to the first frame to be
opened. However, it's not then applied to any new frames I open with
C-x 5 2.

I have found that I need to customize an X resource (such as
emacs.font) to the same font as the face "default" in order to get the
expected behaviour.

I do not have this problem with any other faces.

Recent input:
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down>
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down>
<left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left>
<left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left>
<left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <left> <right>
<right> <right> <right> <M-backspace> t h r o u g h
C-x C-s M-< M-x g n u s <return> <return> <down> <return>
<down> <up> C-x o <down> <down> <down> <up> <up> <up>
C-SPC <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <up>
M-w M-x r e p o r t - e m a c s - b u g <return>

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