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Re: emacs snapshot and inconsolata

Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2009-05-06 01:25 +0200, H.S. wrote:
>> I am using emacs snapshot from
>> deb http://emacs.orebokech.com sid main
>> repo on a Debian Testing machine. I have observed that since the last
>> several weeks, I am not able to select inconsolata as the buffer font.
>> If I try to select inconsolata, the buffer font changes from 'fixed' but
>> the appearance is not of inconsolata though there is some change.
>> Inconsolata works properly in Konsole though.
> When I try to select "Inconsolata Medium" from the font dialog, I get an
> error: 
> Font not available: #<font-spec nil nil Inconsolata\ Medium nil nil nil
> nil nil 12.0 nil nil nil ((:name . "Inconsolata Medium 12"))>
> Inconsolata Italic works for me.
>> Anybody else experiencing this? I am trying to see what could be the
>> problem, emacs-snapshot, inconsolata or something else.
> It seems that font selection in emacs-snapshot is currently broken.
> When I choose Courier, I get Nimbus instead, the ugliest font mankind
> ever invented. :-/
> I've reported this upstream: http://emacsbugs.donarmstrong.com/3228.
> Sven

I got a reply from emacs-snapshot maintainer. The font selection dialog
appears to be broken. Here is what he had to say:
Yeah, there's a bug with some fonts being unavailable via the GTK+
font selector, not sure yet what's up with that.  Inconsolata should
work via the Emacs.font X resource, e.g. the following looks okay
emacs -xrm 'Emacs.FontBackend: xft' -xrm 'Emacs.font: Inconsolata-12' -Q



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