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Re: Lost antialias?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Lost antialias?
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:03:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>> Is there any reason to have x,xft by default, instead of xft,x?
>> Backward compatibility.

> Will re-ordering the font backends fix the other problem we discussed,
> which is that the `fixed-pitch' and `variable-pitch' faces are
> non-fontconfig fonts?  We need to solve this problem, because it looks
> bad if Emacs acquires Fontconfig font support but the startup screen
> doesn't use those fonts.

> Re-ordering the font-backends in .emacs does not solve the problem.

> Should we simply abolish the use of `fixed-pitch' and `variable-pitch'?

I think this would not be an appropriate solution.  It's more akin to
hiding the problem than to solving it.  Even more so since users's
.emacs as well as external package may make use of those faces.


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