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Re: no font shown with tamil.el

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: no font shown with tamil.el
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 09:36:49 +0900 (JST)
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/21.2.92 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

In article <address@hidden>, "Robert J. Chassell" <address@hidden> writes:
> In /usr/local/src/emacs/INSTALL, after the header line that says, 
> `* Extra fonts', it would be helpful to tell the reader that

>     GNU Emacs does not include fonts and does not install them.  You must
>     do this yourself. 

Thank you for the suggestion.  I added the following.
At first, Emacs does not include fonts and does not install them.  You
must do this yourself.

> Here is what I did.
> He put the PCF fonts into the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/
> directory with the command:   mv *.pcf ..

> Then he used the `xset' command to install the fonts

>      xset fp+ /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/
>      xset fp rehash

You must do "mkfontdir" in the directory
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/ before "xset fp+".

Once you've done that correctly, please check if the fonts
are surely avairable to Emacs by:
% xlsfonts -fn '*-cdac'

"Robert J. Chassell" <address@hidden> writes:
>    Since debian includes Freetype2 and XFree-4.2, you could probably use
>    the truetype fonts directly (for display, BDF is still needed for
>    printing) without first converting them to pcf.

> Thanks, although it did not help.

> I found that `freetype2 is already the newest version', but that of
> the `xfree.*' packages, I needed to install:

>     t1-xfree86-nonfree ttf-xfree86-nonfree xserver-xfree86-dbg 

> which I did.  

> Unfortunately, even after installing the `xfree.*' packages, Emacs 21
> still fails to display Hindi and Tamil in the HELLO file, although an
> instance of Emacs 20 displays Hindi.

Where did you put your the *.ttf files?  If the TrueType
font installation is successful, you should be able to see
font glyphs by this command:

% xfd -fn -altsys-DV_TTSurekh-medium-r-normal--20-0-0-0-p-0-devanagari-cdac

Ken'ichi HANDA

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