"Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull(a)sk.tsukuba.ac.jp> writes:
> Well, maybe the default configuration doesn't. However, it should
> be possible (from what you wrote, I don't do Gtk) to configure the
> dialog to filter on the average width.
Unfortunately, the default widget doesn't do that: you can filter on
foundry, weight, charset, slant, set width, spacing. And on the font
type: bitmap, scalable, scaled bitmap. No reason why it might not in
a future version, I guess.
> That, in combination with the spacing type being either m(onospace)
> or c(character cell), should give you most of what you want (at
> least if the dialog itself remembers both last choice and filter).
> If there is a way for XEmacs to get its hands on the filter setting,
> then XEmacs could use that to make good choices of appropriate
> defaults for logically related faces. Am I missing something?
> But this is in theory: in practice some X servers will do horrible
> things if you try to do that (autoscaling, in particular).
Yes, probably. You're right about the Mule issues, too.