emacs font selection

Mike Kupfer m.kupfer at acm.org
Sun Jun 13 21:28:02 UTC 2010

Sorry about the slow response...

don fisher wrote:

> In the new emacs, under the options menu, there is a "Set Default Font" 
> option. But the fonts listed does not span those on the machine.

Yes, I've noticed this with Emacs 23.1 on OpenSolaris.  I think it has
to do with the type of font (old bitmap fonts versus the newer FreeType

> How does one extend this menu, or return to the previous behavior.
> Previously I specified a font in my .Xdefaults file.

The News file for 23.1 (which you can get to from the Help menu) has a
whole section on fonts ("Changes related to the new font backend").  It
implies that both the X core (bitmap) fonts and FreeType fonts should be
available to you, unless Emacs.FontBackend has been set to ignore the
core fonts.  Is the Emacs font chooser failing to display fonts that
xlsfonts shows as present?


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