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Re: `font-face-attributes' sometimes returns bogus :height value

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: `font-face-attributes' sometimes returns bogus :height value
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:30:53 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:
>>> If `font-face-attributes' is called without a specified height, it
>>> returns an attribute list containing `:height nil', which is invalid.
> >
> >
>>> (font-face-attributes "Dejavu Serif")
>>>>> (:family "Dejavu Serif" :height nil :weight normal :slant normal :width 
>>>>> normal)
> >
>>> Since it is quite useful to work with no specified, I think this case
>>> should be supported properly.
> >
>>> To make this work means either omitting the :height attribute entirely
>>> from the returned attribute-list, or alternatively, keeping it, but
>>> using `:height unspecified' for the height.
> >
> > I think :weight thru :width should also be omitted or
> > `unspecified' in the above case.

> Why should it affect the :weight and :slant parameters?  The user can
> specify "Dejavu Serif Bold Itallic" or "Dejavu Serif:bold:italic", etc.

Because just "Dejavu Serif" doesn't specify any
style-related properties.

Kenichi Handa

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