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Re: bad UI defaults

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: bad UI defaults
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 17:19:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> If the user customized XTerm.font in his .Xdefaults, then
> there probably is a reason why he did _not_ customize *.font or
> Emacs.font, and we should not act as if he actually did do that.

I guess I was forgetting that something like *.font would work.  In
fact, that's what CDE does.

> Actually, if a user has trouble reading things in general on his
> computer screen, the problem is probably the screen resolution, rather
> than the font size.

It's not necessarily a question of having trouble reading and wanting
a larger font.  I typically want a smaller one.  I also want to fit
the size of the default font to other available families, shapes and

> Even if it is specifically the font size, then
> depending on one's setup, there are probably some general ways to
> handle this.

The idea is simply to DTRT in common cases.

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