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Re: How to use xft font in unicode-xft branch

From: Leon
Subject: Re: How to use xft font in unicode-xft branch
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 10:22:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Meik Hellmund <address@hidden> writes:

> Leon <address@hidden> wrote:
>>BTW, it seems you workaround still use the X core font, isn't it?
> Why do you think so? Admittedly,
> Emacs.bold.attributeFont:  -bitstream-bitstream vera sans 
> mono-bold-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-*-*
> looks like XLFD, but on my machine I have no X font of this name:
> #xlsfonts -fn "*vera*"
> xlsfonts: pattern "*vera*" unmatched
> and this XLFD also does not work with other X applications. 
> So my (totally uneducated) guess is that emacs23-xft somehow uses XLFD 
> syntax also for truetype fonts, but in an slightly inconsistent way 
> (otherwise, bold & italic xft fonts should work automagically). 

I see. Thanks for explaining this. A question come to my head, that it
will not be straightforward to specify a XLFD style font name for a
xft font.

> Perhaps someone who really understands this can explain it?
> PS: Sorry for destroying the threading. I'm still not subscribed to 
> this list and read it through the archive 
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-pretest-bug which doesn't show 
> message-ids. Perhaps it's time to subscribe...

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