solved: emacs: ugly characters
lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?