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bug#3478: Error in set-default-font

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: bug#3478: Error in set-default-font
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2009 22:11:54 +0800
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20090302)

reassign 3478 emacs,w32
found 3478 22.3
notfound 3478 23.0.94
tags 3478 wontfix

Mickey Ferguson wrote:
When I execute the following two lines of code:


emacs changes the size of the window (frame) so that it no longer
displays 80 columns.

This seems to be caused by the fact that there is no font that exactly matches that name (at least on my install of Windows XP). There are two non-bold versions of Terminal font at 12 pixels height, and a bold version 8 pixels high. Emacs 21 and 22 choose a non-bold 12 point version, but because of the wildcard in the width field, they end up confused about the width - the frame width seems to be set based on the ...-c-70-ms-oemlatin version, while the font used for display is the ...-c-50-ms-oemlatin version. Emacs 22 confuses things further by using a synthesized bold version of the font, which messes up display further.

Due to a complete rewrite of the font handling code, Emacs 23 chooses the 8 pixel high bold font, and displays consistently. I don't think there is anything further needed to fix this, but thanks for reporting it.

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