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Re: Font settings ignored on new frames

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Font settings ignored on new frames
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 22:22:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>>> If I start me Emacs as:
>>>> src/emacs -Q --eval '(custom-set-faces (quote (default ((t (:height 60 
>>>> :width semi-condensed :family "DejaVu Sans Mono"))))))'

>>>> I get the font I expect, but then if I do

>>>> C-x 5 2

>>>> the new frame uses `courier'.  

>> > I have not yet checked the code, but, at least, the emacs of
>> > pre-unicode-merge behaves the same way.

>> Even if it behaved that way all the way back to Emacs-20, it'd still
>> qualify as a bug wouldn't it?

> Perhaps, but I'm not sure.  I don't understand how
> custom-set-faces works.

It doesn't matter how it works: it's the command output by customize.
The call is typically in the user's .emacs as a result of M-x

> The docsting just says that it "initialize faces".  It doesn't say how
> it interacts with default-frame-alist, initial-frame-alist,
> X resources, etc.

In this case there's no other setting (I normally have X resources, but
have carefully removed them all in order to investigate where the
problem comes from).


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