Re: Emacs fonts in F12

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Matthew Saltzman wrote:

> On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 18:35 -0500, Neal Becker wrote:
>> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>> > In F11, selecting the same font in Emacs as the system monospace
>> font
>> > (in my case, Monospace Regular 7-point) resulted in an Emacs 
>> with
>> > a typeface that looked the same as the one in a gnome-terminal.  
>> F21,
>> > the same font looks (a) much smaller and (b) more widely spaced 
>> the
>> > gnome-terminal font (which looks the same as it did in F11).
>> > 
>> > Any idea what changed in Emacs and how I can get the font I want?
>> > 
>> > TIA.
>> > 
>> emacs-23 happened.  Fonts are MUCH better.  Emacs can now use non-
>> bitmapped fonts.
> Ah, you remind me that I had loaded emacs-23 in F11 from updates-
> (for just this reason).  That's why I was able to use the gnome-
> fonts in the first place.
>> Here are some suggestions:
>> 1.
>> (cond
>>  ((display-graphic-p)
>>   (set-face-attribute 'default                nil :font "DejaVu 
>> Mono-9" :slant 'normal :weight 'normal)))
> In my .emacs file, I have
>         (custom-set-faces
>           ;; custom-set-faces was added by Custom.
>           ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be 
>           ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
>           ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right.
>         '(default ((t (:inherit nil :stipple nil :background
>         "lightgrey" :foreground "black" :inverse-video nil :box
>         nil :strike-through nil :overline nil :underline nil :slant
>         normal :weight normal :height 83 :width normal :foundry
>         "unknown" :family "DejaVu Sans Mono")))))
> I did add the :background setting by hand, but the rest is what was
> saved by Emacs.  Does the fact that you have "DejaVu Sans Mono-9" 
and I
> have "DejaVu Sans Mono" make a difference?  If so, how did you get 
> string?

The -9 is the size.  You can pick another if you like.  As to how I 
came up with it, I'm afraid I don't recall.

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