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Re: font-use-system-font not available

From: W . Greenhouse
Subject: Re: font-use-system-font not available
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:25:56 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Jai Dayal <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I am trying to get the GUI emacs to use the same font as my terminal (the
> terminal has "use the system fixed width font" checked).
> I've read in the manual
> That I can set font-use-system-font to t, however, that variable seems to
> be undefined for me.

Note where the manual says "For this to work, Emacs must have been
compiled with Gconf support." Perhaps your Emacs wasn't?

A lower-tech, non-gconfy alternative would be to set both Emacs and
terminal font via X resources, e.g. "*font: foo".

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