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Re: Xwindows and Emacs

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 01:37:31AM +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> Paul E Condon <pecondon@mesanetworks.net>:
> >  On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 01:47:04PM +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> > > Paul E Condon <pecondon@mesanetworks.net>:
> > > > 
> > > >  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           

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