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Re: Lost antialias?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Lost antialias?
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 19:29:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> 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.

How about treating "Helv" and "Courier" specially in
ffont_resolve_generic_family, similar to "Sans" and "Mono"?

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