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Re: Boldifing all faces?

From: Elena
Subject: Re: Boldifing all faces?
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:56:00 -0700 (PDT)
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On 26 Mar, 17:08, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > can you boldify (make bold) all faces, without having to customize
> > > each one?
> > I've found out that setting the default font as bold works with some
> > fonts (e.g. DejaVu Sans Mono), it doesn't with others (e.g. Lucida
> > Console). Therefore I'll have to restrict my choices within fonts
> > which work.
> That's what I was trying to suggest in my reply to your initial post: It's 
> not a
> problem of MS Windows vs GNU/Linux, but a problem of fonts that don't have a
> bold version (support for bold).

Well, within the font dialog I do see a bold variant for Lucida
Console. It doesn't show for every font, therefore I thought it was
meaningful. It I choose it, some faces will be bold, some not. BTW,
the font dialog doesn't show all the True Type fonts I have on the
system, whilst they work if passed to set-default-font; some fonts are
shown yet they don't work; therefore I think font support in GNU Emacs
Win32 is not full.

Well, at least on Windows we have a font dialog, whilst on Linux I had
to investigate what fonts were available using other tools, then
passing their string-ized specification to set-default-font. Not

Thank you all for your kind replies

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