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Font issues with recent emacs

From: Vin Shelton
Subject: Font issues with recent emacs
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:13:47 -0500

Greetings -

With an emacs I built from the latest bzr sources (configured without
options), I'm observing some font issues.  When I start a emacs by
replacing the default font, I get an error in the modeline:

1. xlsfonts shows the font exists:

xlsfonts -fn "-*-dejavu sans mono-medium-r-normal--12-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1"
-misc-dejavu sans mono-medium-r-normal--12-87-100-100-m-0-iso8859-1

2. Then I start the emacs using that font as the default:
emacs -Q -fn "-misc-dejavu sans mono-medium-r-normal--12-87-100-100-m-0-iso8859-1"

3. emacs starts with the modeline as displayed in the attached
modeline.png.  Notice that the buffer name '*scratch* ' is spelled out
in ascii blocks.

Similarly, if I invoke emacs and evaluate the following forms in the
*scratch* buffer:

emacs -Q
(set-face-font 'default "-*-dejavu sans mono-medium-r-normal--12-*-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1")
(set-face-font 'mode-line "-microsoft-comic sans ms-medium-r-normal-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1")

The default font changes correctly and the modeline displays
correctly, but if I enter info:
C-h i

Then the top of the *info* (dir) buffer looks like the attached
info.png.  Note the same ascii block characters.

I hope you find this useful. Please let me know if you need me to try
any experiments to identify the root cause of these issues.

  Vin Shelton

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