[Bug: 21.4.17] Proportional font too large
angeli at iwi.uni-sb.de
Thu Mar 17 11:23:56 EST 2005
* Aidan Kehoe (2005-03-17) writes:
> Ar an seachtú lá déag de mí Márta, scríobh Ralf Angeli:
> > If that's the same font I am using, try to imagine how it looks on a
> > 120dpi display.
>:-) 112 locally.
Hm, that's not much difference. And you consider the font to be huge?
Either you have a magnifying glass in front of your display or eagle
> > > "-Adobe-Helvetica-Medium-R-Normal--25-180-100-100-P-130-ISO8859-1"
> > Here this returns
> > "-urw-nimbus sans l-regular-r-condensed--42-300-100-100-p-194-iso8859-1"
> Okay, if you move the 100dpi directory befor the Type1 directory in either
> the font path of your X server or of your font server, as appropriate, you
> should get a much better looking font. (You may need to install some package
> to make it available.) There’s nothing wrong with the URW font, it’s just
> that the XFree86 Type1 font renderer is unfinished, and as such the bitmap
> (.pcf) fonts are much better when they’re available.
There is no font server running here.
I moved the Type1 directory to the last position of the list of font
paths and restarted the X server. After this the font looked even
worse, i.e. it was as large as the URW font but with rough edges.
Here is what (font-truename ...) returned:
This is probably aliased to the URW font but I don't know which font
package to install in order to get the real Adobe Helvetica; at least
xfonts-100dpi-transcoded and xfonts-75dpi-transcoded did not do the
> Strangely, I get
> "-urw-nimbus sans l-medium-r-condensed--19-180-75-75-p-85-iso8859-1"
> when I repeat your steps but with nimbus sans l instead of helvetica; if you
> are using a font server, there’s a default DPI setting there that may
> explain our differences.
Hm, I have a DisplaySize statement in my XF86Config-4 file, maybe this
has some influence.
Anyway, the reason I am asking is that AUCTeX uses a proportional font
for displaying section headings. Now if other people have a similar
setup like me, the section headings will come out in the totally wrong
size. That means playing around with the X server configuration is
not really a solution. It would be better if XEmacs could
display/choose the font in the right size.
I found that I can help XEmacs a bit if I explicitely specify the size
of the face. That means when customizing the face it does not come
out as big as before if I activate the "Size" specifier and insert
"18pt" besides the "helvetica" for the font family. But it still is
noticably larger than the 18-pixel default font.
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