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Wed Jun 2 14:29:47 EDT 2010
ST> It's possible that your fonts don't have a slanted face for Courier.
ST> Try "xemacs -q -font -*-courier-medium-r-normal--*-120-*", it will
ST> probably complain about not being able to instantiate an italic
That worked with no complaints. In fact, when I ran it without the -q then
opened VM italic text was properly rendered as oblique. Proper size and
weight, just slanted when necessary.
>> Note that the italicized text is neither Courier, nor does it appear
>> to be anything like 12pt. Is there something I can do to remedy this
ST> I think the easiest thing to do is explicitly set the italic face to
ST> an appropriate face. You could try
ST> (set-face-font 'italic "-*-courier-medium-i-normal--*-120-*-iso8859-1")
ST> (set-face-font 'italic "-*-courier-medium-o-normal--*-120-*-iso8859-1")
ST> (on my Apple system, -adobe-courier provides an oblique face,
ST> -ibm-courier provides an italic face ... go figure). If that helps,
ST> we can try to figure out how make this happen automatically.
I haven't tried this suggestion yet since your first try seems to work for
me. Maybe later if I decide to start horsing around with this again.
I will note something else though. At the moment I am sitting in front of
my Solaris computer. I ssh'd into my Mac at home then ran "gnuclient -q" to
connect to the already running XEmacs session. I then got into VM. The
Subject:, Sender:, To: and Date: headers render in courier without slanting
or bolding. Something about the font management (initialization?) on my Mac
must have affected the font lookup or display in the gnuclient session even
though the original session is connected to my Apple X server and the
gnuclient frame is displayed on my Solaris X server.
I'm thoroughly confused now but at least have a way to render slanted
Courier fonts in XEmacs sessions started up on my Solaris box (thus saving
my aging eyes).
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