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Re: Fixed-pitch and variable-pitch faces

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Fixed-pitch and variable-pitch faces
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:35:56 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:
>>> The current (apparent) unpredictability of Emacs' font-selection can be
>>> quite maddening...
> >
> > What unpredictability do you mean here?  Emacs simply
> > doesn't find a font that "fc-list" doesn't find.

> For instance if I set the `default' face to have family "Aurulent Sans
> Mono", Emacs chooses something completely different ("FreeMono" as it
> happens).

> If I select the same font, "Aurulent Sans Mono", at the same size,  in
> e.g. gnome-terminal, it uses it.  gnome-terminal, AFAIK, uses fontconfig.

> There seem to be quite a few fonts like this, which definitely exist and
> work fine in other apps, but which I can't get Emacs to use.

Then, it's clearly a bug (of ftfont_list perhaps).  What is
shown by:
% fc-list 'Aurulent Sans Mono' family file

Kenichi Handa

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