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solved: emacs: ugly characters

lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de> writes:

> how comes that emacs displays the text with ugly characters?
> The characters from the emacs frame are somehow messed up. I've tried
> different monospace fonts and different sizes, and they all get messed
> up alike.

Someone wrote me that it looks as if some anti-aliasing is done with the
fonts, and I have been thinking the same.  I found a chapter about fonts
in the emacs documentation and put

| emacs.font: -efont-fixed-medium-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

into my ~/.Xresources.  Now emacs uses the same font as xterm, and it
looks way better.  It seems when you specify fonts in emacs with
"Options->Set default font ...", you can chose only from fonts known to

Isn't ant-aliasing supposed to make fonts more pretty and easier to read
instead of messing them up and making them very straining for the eyes?

BTW, I remember that some time ago, there was a discussion about the
readability of fonts in X sessions vs. the readability of fonts on the
console.  Has anyone found a font that can be used in X and is as nice
as the font on the console yet?

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