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Re: --with-gtk as default?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: --with-gtk as default?
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:05:49 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

> Sigh.  So the default Emacs installations for decades to come are going to
> show off the utterly archaic Athena look, except on proprietary platforms
> like Windows and MacosX.

I happen to find the Athena widget OK, but I see what you mean.

> Does Athena even allow Unicode characters in menus (never mind about
> antialiasing them) by now?

Yes, but only if your locale is using utf-8.

But IIRC Emacs doesn't take advantage of it, because the Xaw-fontset
handling seemed to have some problems at times, so we disabled it (after
I installed it, thinking it worked).  Actually, maybe it wasn't completely
disabled, and works as long as you explicitly set a fontset in Emacs's
Xresources.  Can't remember.

> Consider me disappointed.

I happen to find the multi-display problem of Gtk pretty serious (I use
multi-display mode fairly often, and in those cases I always need to close
the X connection without killing Emacs).


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