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Re: Font in mode line

From: Francesco Mazzoli
Subject: Re: Font in mode line
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:30:47 +0100

On 28 November 2013 00:10, Peter Dyballa <> wrote:
> These two fonts are the same. Their foundry is "[Mm]isc" (not determined, 
> could be X Consortium/X.Org), their family name is the same: "[Ff]ixed". 
> Their weight is also the same, normal  is medium. What makes a difference is 
> the value of "ja" (for Japanese) in the field for additional typographic 
> styles. This makes sense in combination with the ISO 10646-1 (or Unicode) 
> font encoding. It is possible that this setting, "ja", reserves a bit too big 
> cells for the characters, cells into which Japanese could fit (which a bit 
> bigger than those for Latin scripts). The setting for average width (120 vs. 
> 80, i.e. wide vs. compact) confirms this. GNU Emacs 24.x seems to love 
> Japanese…

What I don't understand is this font change (in this case in terms of
typographic style) happens only in the mode-line faces.  To make it
clear again, I use that font successfully elsewhere (e.g. in the
`default' face).


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