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bug#18217: 24.3; font_unparse_xlfd generates defective font names


From: Christopher Oliver
Subject: bug#18217: 24.3; font_unparse_xlfd generates defective font names
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:14:46 -0400

From: Christoper Oliver <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: 24.3; font_unparse_xlfd generated defective font names.
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Please write in English if possible, as the Emacs maintainers
usually do not have translators for other languages.

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug, and
the precise symptoms of the bug.  If you can, give a recipe
starting from `emacs -Q':

In stock emacs 24.3, add the following to .emacs

(setq default-frame-alist
  `((font . "-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*")
    ,@default-frame-alist))

Start emacs under X, and try to bring up a new frame (C-X 5 2).  Observe the 
Invalid font
conplaint, and note the width is hyphenated contrary the the rules for xlfd 
naming.  This
also fails when starting a window with 'emacsclient -c'.  S. Monnier mentioned 
the bug in the
development list back in November of 2012; what became of this?

Attached is a patch that moves the proper xlfd names to the head of the style 
table entries.
This is definitely in "works for me" territory, but it seems to be doing the 
right thing under X.
How it would behave on other platforms, I've no clue as I've no access to them.

If Emacs crashed, and you have the Emacs process in the gdb debugger,
please include the output from the following gdb commands:
    `bt full' and `xbacktrace'.
For information about debugging Emacs, please read the file
/usr/local/share/emacs/24.3/etc/DEBUG.


In GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2014-08-07 on onion
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11403000
Configured using:
 `configure '--prefix=/usr/local' '--with-x-toolkit=lucid' '--with-x'
 '--without-gsettings' '--without-gconf' '--program-suffix='
 '--program-prefix=' '--localstatedir=/var' 'CFLAGS=-O3 -mtune=generic''

Important settings:
  value of $LC_COLLATE: C
  value of $LANG: en_US
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1-unix
  default enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Lisp Interaction

Minor modes in effect:
  show-paren-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent input:
M-x <return>

Recent messages:
("emacs")
Loading /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/snippets/text-mode/time...
Loading paren...done
Loading /home/staff/oliver/.emacs.d/lisp/init.el (source)...
Loading /usr/local/share/emacs/24.3/site-lisp/subdirs.el (source)...done
Loading /usr/local/share/emacs/24.3/site-lisp/subdirs.el (source)...done
Loading /home/staff/oliver/.emacs.d/lisp/init.el (source)...done
Starting Emacs daemon.
When done with this frame, type C-x 5 0

Load-path shadows:
/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/t-mouse hides 
/usr/local/share/emacs/24.3/lisp/t-mouse
/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/w3m/attic/rfc2368 hides 
/usr/local/share/emacs/24.3/lisp/mail/rfc2368
/usr/local/share/emacs/24.3/lisp/tree-widget hides 
/usr/local/dsp/share/emacs/site-lisp/SuperCollider/tree-widget

Features:
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rfc2231 mailabbrev gmm-utils mailheader sendmail rfc2047 rfc2045
ietf-drums mm-util mail-prsvr mail-utils smex ido server edmacro kmacro
byte-opt warnings bytecomp byte-compile cconv slime-autoloads wide-n
quick-yes advice help-fns cl-lib advice-preload time-date paren
cus-start cus-load tooltip ediff-hook vc-hooks lisp-float-type mwheel
x-win x-dnd tool-bar dnd fontset image regexp-opt fringe tabulated-list
newcomment lisp-mode register page menu-bar rfn-eshadow timer select
scroll-bar mouse jit-lock font-lock syntax facemenu font-core frame cham
georgian utf-8-lang misc-lang vietnamese tibetan thai tai-viet lao
korean japanese hebrew greek romanian slovak czech european ethiopic
indian cyrillic chinese case-table epa-hook jka-cmpr-hook help simple
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text-properties overlay sha1 md5 base64 format env code-pages mule
custom widget hashtable-print-readable backquote make-network-process
dbusbind dynamic-setting font-render-setting x-toolkit x multi-tty
emacs)


-- 
Christopher Oliver <address@hidden>

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