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Re: Setting font to Lucida Grande on Mac OS X

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: Setting font to Lucida Grande on Mac OS X
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 23:10:28 -0500 (CDT)

Sancho Neves-Graca wrote:

   But putting in ~/.emacs

   (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Grande-*-120-*")

   returns Font '-*-Lucida Grande-*-120-*' is not defined.

   Is Lucida Grande available for Emacs on Mac OS X? If so, what is its 

The actual answer to this may be a little bit more complicated than I
thought at first.

As I already said, I do not have Lucida Grande, but I believe the
situation must be very similar to `century schoolbook'.

>From one of my previous messages:

[bash2.05b.0 ~ 3 6] xlsfonts -fn '-*-century schoolbook-*'
-abisource-century schoolbook-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
-abisource-century schoolbook-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
-abisource-century schoolbook-regular-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
-abisource-century schoolbook-regular-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
[bash2.05b.0 ~ 3 7] xlsfonts -fn '-*-century schoolbook-*-120-*'
xlsfonts: pattern "-*-century schoolbook-*-120-*" unmatched
[bash2.05b.0 ~ 3 8]

Take the first entry xlsfonts found:

-abisource-century schoolbook-bold-i-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1

I figured out using `xfd' (may or may not be available on Mac OS X)
that this font is identical with:

'-abisource-century schoolbook-regular-r-normal--17-120-100-100-p-94-iso8859-1'

`emacs-21.3.50 -fn' works perfectly with the last expression.

However, if you put *'s in the wrong places in the last expression,
in particular '-*-century schoolbook-*-120-*', neither 

emacs-21.3.50 -fn 'stuff-with-*'s'


xlsfonts -fn 'stuff-with-*'s'

believe there is _any_ matching font.

I believe this has something to do with the following quote from the
xlsfonts man page:

       -o      This option indicates that xlsfonts should  do  an
               OpenFont  (and  QueryFont,  if appropriate) rather
               than a ListFonts.  This is useful if ListFonts  or
               ListFontsWithInfo fail to list a known font (as is
               the case with some scaled font systems).

The -o option does not help in this case, however, still no matches.

As xlsfonts can not handle this either, I do not believe that this is
a bug in Emacs, but I am not a real expert in these matters.



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