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Re: Customizing fonts in a mult-language (English+Hebrew) environment

From: Will Parsons
Subject: Re: Customizing fonts in a mult-language (English+Hebrew) environment
Date: 24 Sep 2012 19:24:10 GMT
User-agent: slrn/0.9.9p1 (FreeBSD)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Will Parsons <oudeis@nodomain.invalid>
>> Date: 23 Sep 2012 23:59:45 GMT
>> So, I'd like to arrange it so that both the English and the Hebrew
>> text are equally legible, but haven't the slightest idea of how to
>> accomplish that.
> First, find a font that gives you legible Hebrew characters.  (You
> didn't say what system are you one; the way of doing this depends on
> the OS.)  Let's say that font's name is "CoolFont".
> Then put this in your ~/.emacs:
>   (set-fontset-font t 'hebrew "CoolFont")

Thanks - now I'll have to find a good legible Hebrew font.  (I'm
running on FreeBSD.)

> This causes Emacs to use the specified font for Hebrew.
> If you find a font that is good for both English and Hebrew, then
> setting the 'font' attribute of the 'default' face will cause Emacs to
> use that font as the default font.

The way I'm specifying my default font now is in .Xresources:

Emacs.font: 9x15

But as I said, although this looks good in English, I find the Hebrew
font it pulls in a bit hard to read.


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