On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 12:38 AM, Mike Kupfer <mike.kupfer(a)xemacs.org> wrote:
Bruce Visscher wrote:
> Now I get an X window but the mode line is blank and any buffers I
> view are blank. Under Options/Font and Font Size it says "Cannot
> parse current font".
Unfortunately, the naming syntax for X bitmap fonts is different from
the syntax for Xft fonts. I suspect that something in your
configuration is using one syntax, but XEmacs is built to expect the
So, three questions:
What options did you give the "configure" script, if any?
The configuration process creates a file called Installation in the
of your XEmacs source tree. Please look in that file for the "Window
System" section, and let us know if there are any references to
fontconfig or fonts in general.
I don't see anything:
Compiling in support for the X window system:
- X Windows headers location:
- X Windows libraries location:
- Handling WM_COMMAND properly.
Compiling in support for the Athena widget set:
- Athena headers location: X11/Xaw
- Athena library to link: Xaw
Using Lucid menubars.
Using Lucid scrollbars.
Using Athena dialog boxes.
Using Athena native widgets.
Do you have any Emacs Lisp or other customizations (e.g., an .Xresources
file) that sets the default font? If not, please check your custom.el
(usually $HOME/.xemacs/custom.el) for a call to custom-set-faces, e.g.,
Removing what little was in ~/.xemacs did not help. I haven't done
anything to the X11 fonts on this system and I could not find a
.Xresources or .xinitrc file anywhere.
'(default ((t (:size "14pt" :family "Fixed"))) t)
'(modeline ((t (:background "lightgray"))) t "background needs to be
non-white if 3D modeline is disabled"))
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