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Re: `set-frame-font' doesn't support font aliases

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: `set-frame-font' doesn't support font aliases
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:15:10 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> That seems clean from the user's POV.  Tho maybe aliases should take
>> precedence, rather than the reverse.

> Something like this for "Bitstream Vera Sans"?
>   ":family=Bitstream Vera Sans"

> I don't like it because the new format is incompatible with
> fontconfig's way.  So, the original question arises:

>> Is keeping backward compatibility of (set-frame-font
>> "fixed") important enough to drop the support of
>> fontconfig-style name?

> Or, isn't it good enough to ask users to use this form
> instead:

> (set-frame-font ":alias=fixed")

Maybe you're right and it's sufficient.


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