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Re: 26.3, 28; Set Default Font... CMU Typewriter Text

From: VanL
Subject: Re: 26.3, 28; Set Default Font... CMU Typewriter Text
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:55:47 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (berkeley-unix)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> The font to preload is 'CMU Typewriter Text' and I expect the sequence
>> of binary from file are interpreted by Emacs, magically, into code
>> points that map to characters in the Unicode font.
> You expect that based on your customizations?  If so, can you show
> those customizations?  The default font is not CMU Typewriter Text, so
> you must somehow tell Emacs you want this font instead.

I believe CMU Typewriter Text is in effect based on the following.   And
the setting was made either through the menu-set-font or M-x customize

  26.3 on mac osx
    mac-ct:-*-CMU Typewriter Text-light-normal-normal-*-20-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1 

    26.3 on openbsd
    xft:-PfEd-CMU Typewriter 
Text-normal-normal-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1 (#x59)

    28 on linux
    xft:-PfEd-CMU Typewriter 
Text-normal-normal-normal-*-11-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1 (#x59)

--- start of quote from ~/.emacs

 '(default ((t (:background "gainsboro" :foreground "black" :height 201 :family 
"CMU Typewriter Text" :foundry "nil" :slant normal :weight light :width 

--- end ---

>> But, maybe Emacs's Unicode handling is half baked.
> Why, of course!  "Half baked" is actually an understatement.  Emacs
> doesn't really grok Unicode at all...

Emacs can't be as bad as Microsoft at Dos6 and Windows7.   [1]

So sad to be on this 2001-2020 timeline when 50 years ago the HAL-9000
was imagined for 20 years ago and they were expecting it in 10 years,


-- VL

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