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Re: ugly wide fonts started appearing

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: ugly wide fonts started appearing
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:32:58 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:51:45 +0100 "Chris Moore" <address@hidden> wrote: 

CM> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Chris Moore
CM> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I rebuilt Emacs from CVS yesterday after a week or so of not
>> rebuilding it.  I had to do a 'make bootstrap' to get it to build.
>> Now today, when I started up half the faces are very big.

CM> I found some old builds and tested to find out when the bug was
CM> introduced.  The most recent good build I have is from 19th Feb.  And
CM> the oldest bad build is from 28th Feb.  I've tried configuring with
CM> and without specifying --enable-font-backend but it doesn't change
CM> this behaviour.

CM> I had a very similar problem on 5th Feb, but adding
CM> --enable-font-backend to the configure line fixed it then.  I've left
CM> that in the configure line since, but now even that's not enough.

CM> Here are the details of my 5 most recent builds.  The top 2 are 'OK'.
CM> The last 3 are 'bad' (with wide fonts).

Can you do a describe-face on the "wide font" areas in Emacs?  I just
reported something similar, and the cause seems to be that the face font
is "nil" instead of "unspecified."


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