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Re: Font Problem with - wrong font used

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Font Problem with - wrong font used
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:09:47 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Taylor Venable <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:43:01AM +0900, Kenichi Handa wrote:
> > I've just installed several fixes.  Could you try again?
> > 
> > Note that now xft backend can distinguish average-width font
> > property for BDF/PFC fonts.  So you should be able to see
> > the different font with these settings.

> I updated from CVS about ten hours ago and all indications are that
> this has worked.  I can now see the PCF font exactly as I expect with
> or without the Japanese font present.

Thank you for testing.

> Thanks very much!  The XFT support is great and beautiful but
> sometimes the speed in rendering of the plain old X fonts is best.

I too prefer well-designed X bitmap fonts.  So, I put `x'
font-backend higher priority as this:

(setq default-frame-alist `((font-backend . "x, xft")))

Then if the same font is provided both by X and XFT, Emacs
selects the X font.

Kenichi Handa

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