Ubuntu 11.10 issues
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephenjturnbull at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 02:25:05 EDT 2012
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Mike Kupfer <mike.kupfer at xemacs.org> wrote:
> Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Mike Kupfer <mike.kupfer at xemacs.org> wrote:
>> > xemacs -eval "(shell-command (concat \"echo \" (face-font-name 'default) \" > `tty`\"))" -kill
>> xemacs -batch -eval "(princ ...)"
>> is the way to do this.
> Thanks. Unfortunately, -batch apparently does something so that
> (face-font-name 'default)
> yields nil.
Yeah, that sounds right. face-font-name will instantiate the
specifier, and if you're in batch, you'll get nothing. face-font
returns the whole specifier, which will be printed out.
> FWIW, I think his XEmacs is configured for bitmap fonts.
OK, then he'll have to use X11 XLFDs.
> And I don't understand why he's not able to see text, unless it has
> something to do with falling back to Courier when Courier isn't
That may be it, but I would think that would produce an error if no
font can be instantiated.
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