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Re: Semi-OT: font advice

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Semi-OT: font advice
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 10:35:18 -0600
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Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> The font I have in my terminal window isn't bad, but I don't know
> what it is in terms of the "-*-*-" form--I'm running Gnome, and
> it's chosen from a menu as being in the "Monospace" family, regular,
> 11 pt.
> I guess my biggest problem is that I don't know how to browse the
> fonts on my system from within Emacs in a way that shows me what
> they really look like and what their formal names are. I've read
> through the Wiki and other places and don't really know what to
> try next. Any advice, either for a specific font or for ways to
> better browse what I have? I'm happy to install any fonts on my
> system.

Instead of browsing within Emacs, use the xfontsel utility.

Kevin Rodgers

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