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Re: Observation on sizing up a rose

From: Tomas Nordin
Subject: Re: Observation on sizing up a rose
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:44:58 +0100

Robert Pluim <> writes:

>>>>>> On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:49:11 +0100, Tomas Nordin <> 
>>>>>> said:
>     Tomas> Robert Pluim <> writes:
>     >> Xft, yuck :-)
>     >> 
>     >> What font is used to display that character? 'C-u C-x =' with point on
>     >> it will pop up a buffer with that information.
>     Tomas>     
> xfthb:-Free-Symbola-normal-normal-semicondensed-*-15-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1 
> (#x1F7F)
> Thanks. I can reproduce this, but it works correctly on emacs-27 with
> cairo support enabled rather than xft, so Iʼd suggest an upgrade.

Thanks back. It doesn't feel like an emergency exactly but why not. I
normally just build with ./configure, make and make install. Do you have
the command line configure option to just enable cairo support in place
of xft. What other impact may it have (benefits / drawbacks)? And of
curiosity, do we know why this is reproduced with xft but not with

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