Re: Xwindows and Emacs
On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 01:37:31AM +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> Paul E Condon <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 01:47:04PM +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> > > Paul E Condon <email@example.com>:
> > > >
> > > > emacs*font: fixed
> > >
> > > See if you have an app called xfontsel. It's a GUI point and click
> > > interface to fonts. Note the "spc" column. For terminal fonts, "c"
> > > and "m" apply. "p" is for proportional fonts, and don't work well in
> > >
> > > "fixed" is defined by the X Window system as the fallback default
> > > non-proportional (aka. fixed) spacing font, but there's many others to
> > My adventure began when I noticed that "fixed" provided a different
> > font under xorg from the one I have been getting under xfree. From
> Well, first understand that we've pretty much plumbed the depths of my
> knowledge of font lower levels. However, here's a couple that I have
> left. You can get the same sort of strange behaviour by rearranging
> the order of the FontPath lines in your X config file. I have:
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
> FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
> What does the "/:unscaled" mean? What happens when you put the 75dpi
> lines before the 100dpi lines?
> What happens when you go from the above defining fonts for X, to
> something like xfs (X Font Server) defining fonts for X?
> I thought a font was a simple matrix bitmap defining pixels to turn on
> or off or shade or colorize. Smiple. No, beyond that little matrix
> is a vast array of fantastically specialized machinery that does
> magical things with that little matrix. BTW:
> Emacs*font: -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-10-100-75-75-m-60-iso8859-1
I like it!
And I think I need to stop searching for my perfect emacs font and do some useful
Thanks to all, I've learned a lot.
Paul E Condon