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Re: Semi-OT: font advice

From: Jesse Sheidlower
Subject: Re: Semi-OT: font advice
Date: 25 Apr 2004 21:49:12 -0400

[posted and e-mailed]

In article <>,
Kevin Rodgers  <> wrote:
>Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> > Another thing is that when I do specify a font in my .emacs with
> > something like
> >
> > (set-face-font 'default 
> > "-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--15-140-75-75-C-90-ISO8859-1")
> >
> > I then can't run Emacs in a terminal window (i.e. starting up
> > with "emacs -nw")--I get a error "Error in init file: error:
> > "X windows are not in use or not initialized"". Assuming I do
> > eventually find a nice font, how do I use it in X without
> > screwing up my non-X sessions?
>(when (eq window-system 'x)    ; or better yet: (display-multi-font-p)
>   (set-face-font ...))

I just realized there is a problem with the latter: when I create a new
frame with C-x 5-2, the new frame is created in the system default font,
not the one I instruct in the set-face-font command. Is there a way to
ensure that any such frames appear with my chosen font?

Jesse Sheidlower

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