How to get the font size
angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de
Thu Mar 17 03:09:18 EST 2005
* Stephen J. Turnbull (2005-03-16) writes:
>>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Angeli <angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de> writes:
> Ralf> Is this an appropriate way to handle this in XEmacs? (I am
> Ralf> not really sure because `font-size' is undocumented and I
> Ralf> had to look at `x-font-create-object' in order to see what
> Ralf> it may return.) Or is there a better method?
> It's probably not a good idea to use undocumented functions in this
> module. My feeling is that font.el is likely to change dramatically,
> maybe even disappear, in 22.0. Given that we have known bugs in face
> sizing, that might get backported to 21.4, even.
> I would say your best bet is to use either face-height, and live with
> the inaccuracy, or to use custom-face-font-size. Maybe somebody else
> can be more optimistic, though.
Okay, thank you for this information. In that case I'll probably
settle with something like (round (* .9 (face-height 'default))) which
should return values a little closer to the actual font size.
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