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Re: doc of x-family-fonts

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: doc of x-family-fonts
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 00:36:56 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 14:12:19 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden
> One thing that's not clear to me is whether Emacs somehow makes additional
> (X-Window) fonts available on Windows, besides the fonts installed in
> C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\.

AFAIK, it just maps the names.  The fonts you have are those installed
on your system; Emacs cannot add anything to them (unless you install
BDF fonts from GNU intlfonts).

>     Unfortunately, the Windows-specific aspects of the fonts
>     support are completely undocumented in the manuals; volunteers are
>     welcome.
> Perhaps that is something that could be pointed out to emacs-devel, if that
> hasn't been done already.

Has been done already, quite a few times.

>     AFAIK, S-mouse-1 shows the native Windows font names (unless you set
>     w32-use-w32-font-dialog to nil), while the other methods show X-style
>     font names.  But I might be mistaken.
> Yes, that was my impression. Are both sets of fonts available on Windows in
> Emacs?

They are the same fonts, just named differently.  Again, AFAIK.

> In code that hopes to run on different platforms, should I stick to
> `x-list-fonts', assuming that will give at least some of the
> available fonts on the given platform

That's what I do, and it works for me, although I didn't try all the
possible combinations.

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