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Re: How can I determine what the default font it?

From: V. L. Simpson
Subject: Re: How can I determine what the default font it?
Date: 25 Feb 2004 22:45:59 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>>>>> "exits" == exits funnel <address@hidden> writes:

    > Hello, I've just upgraded to emacs 21.3.1 from emacs 19.7(?)
    > The default font size is much smaller and I can barely
    > read it.  I've done a bit of research (I'm pretty new to Linux
    > and well as emacs) on changing the font size but I have a few
    > quick questions.  First of all it seems I can do this either by
    > modifying my .emacs file or by modifying .Xdefaults.  Which
    > approach is better?  I'm assuming if I change .Xdefaults this
    > will affect other programs besides emacs.  

Only if you do it wrong 8-].

Read the section on "Frame Parameters" and X resources in the Emacs
Reference Manual. 

    > My other question is how can I find out what font emacs is
    > currently displaying?  Thanks in advance for any replies.

Run the function 'frame-parameters' to get a list of all the the
attributes of the current frame.  Type (frame-parameters) in the
scratch buffer, press Ctrl-j right after that expression and it will
print out a list of all the current parameters for that frame.

Have fun

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