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Re: Fixed-pitch and variable-pitch faces

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Fixed-pitch and variable-pitch faces
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 09:40:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

>> Is there a reason to think that Emacs does a better job than fontconfig
>> at finding a match?
> At least, the current Emacs can know that a font of a
> specific family doesn't exist.

Does this capability provide any benefit to the user?  What I don't yet
understand is what problems might arise if Emacs always displays a
best-match font, even if there isn't any good match for the :family
attribute supplied by the user.  As far as I can tell, there isn't any

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