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Re: NTEmacs courier bold width

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: NTEmacs courier bold width
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 10:47:54 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50 (i386-msvc-nt5.1.2600)

David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

> I've set my default font to Lucida Console, which seems to work fine
> with the latest ntemacs font stuff (thank you, emacs developers!!).
> Today I was viewing a TeX file containing the following:
>       A \textbf{Metafunction Class} is:
> In my buffer, however, it looks like this, in Courier:
>       A \textbf{Metafunction Cla} is:
> With the string "Metafunction Cla" in bold.  All the characters are
> there, as I can see from the wacky overstrike display when I cursor
> over them.  When I use Lucida Console bold, it seems that Emacs just
> makes the character positions wider, but in this case it looks like
> Emacs is stubbornly maintaining a fixed width for all styles of
> Courier.  IIRC Courier was the one font whose styles worked correctly
> in earlier versions.  Am I mistaken?

One more data point: emacs (or LaTeX mode) doesn't seem to be able to
make up its mind which font it wants to display any given line in.
Any edits on a line can change it between Courier and Lucida Console,
seemingly at random.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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