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Re: recent emacs font problems?

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: recent emacs font problems?
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 18:29:43 +0200

Thank you. However, I still can't understand how things are supposed to
    work.  In my .Xdefaults I set default font to courier-14.  Now if I
do (set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "fixed"), shall new frames
    get courier-14 or fixed-14?

The set-face-attribute call should certainly override the X resource.
So the family must be "fixed".


      Currently they get fixed-14 but with the
    font metrics of courier-14,

I am not completely sure what that means.  Do you mean that Emacs
chooses the font fixed-14 but uses some data taken from the wrong
font?  That is clearly a bug.  Whichever font is chosen, Emacs
should use it consistently.

It means that when Emacs calculates pixel width and height of the new frame
it uses the width and height of courier-14, but then renders text with
fixed-14. I think the default face for the new frame has not been realized
when this calculation occurs.

    If I select courier 12 from the shift-down-1 menu, shall I get
or fixed-12? Currently I get fixed-12 (with courier-12 font metrics).

This should select courier 12, the font that you chose.


        Jan D.

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