[OS X TeX] Re: screen font size in carbon emacs

Henry Harpending harpend at xmission.com
Tue Mar 23 14:46:13 CET 2004


On Mar 23, 2004, at 1:33 AM, Thomas A.Schmitz wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2004, at 2:00 AM, "Henry Harpending" wrote:
>
>> Using the emacs port described at
>> http://www.inf.unibz.it/~franconi/enhanced-carbon-emacs/ I am unable  
>> to
>> make any change to the size of the screen font.  Changing the default
>> face only changes the font of the "All(10,5)" indicator on the mode
>> line, nothing else.  Using "alt-x set-default-font" has no effect that
>> I have found except that it will change the face from courier to
>> monaco.  My aging eyes yearn for a 16 or 18 pt monaco font on the
>> screen.  Can anyone tell me how to change the font size?
>
> I'm afraid I don't know about Enhanced Carbon Emacs (which I gave up  
> using because I consider it a bit too proactive about user's  
> convenience). In "regular" carbon Emacs, you can get a list of  
> available fontsets like so:
>
> M-x set-default-font
> hit TAB twice
>
> This will give you a list of all fonts available on your system. There  
> is no 16 pt monaco, but you can have an 18 or even 24 pt courier. I  
> take the 24-pt courier as an exmple. It is specified in your list like  
> this:
> -apple-courier-medium-r-normal--24-240-75-75-m-240-mac-roman
>
> Write this into your .emacs:
>
> (create-fontset-from-fontset-spec
>    "-apple-courier-medium-r-normal--24-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-courier,
> ascii:-apple-courier-medium-r-normal--24-240-75-75-m-240-mac-roman,
> latin-iso8859-1:-apple-courier-medium-r-normal--24-240-75-75-m-240- 
> mac-roman")
> (setq default-frame-alist '((width . 80)
> 			    (height . 36)
> 			    (font . "fontset-courier")))

I did this, no error messages on startup, no change in the screen font!  
  I will try this on one of the other osx emacsen.

Thanks, Henry Harpending

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