[Bug: 21.4.17] Proportional font too large
kehoea at parhasard.net
Thu Mar 17 12:14:30 EST 2005
Ar an seachtú lá déag de mí Márta, scríobh Ralf Angeli:
> [...] As you are referring to GNU Emacs with the crash you are
> mentioning, I am tempted to refer to it as well when I say that there are
> applications which actually are able to avoid horribly looking fonts. (c;
Eh, that’s a subjective call. And we do have a whisper of a decent redisplay
infrastructure on X11 in the pipeline;
> > > 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.
> > Oww! When I do that on my machine, it’s even huger and more surprising.
> > Though perhaps just about acceptable for section
> > headings. “-Adobe-Helvetica-Medium-R-Normal--25-180-100-100-P-130-ISO8859-1”
> > is the full xlfd.
> That's actually what I am getting as well. So XEmacs seems to have a
> problem only if there is no size specified.
Let me re-iterate that, but more concisely; I see a problem when the size is
specified, and not otherwise. In your place, I would consult with more
people before specifying a size by default, because your setup seems strange
enough that what works there may look horrible with more widespread
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