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Re: Font change in Gnu emacs/X11 following upgrade

[This should have gone to the cygwin-xfree list. I've set the reply-to accordingly.]

On 4/29/2010 1:55 PM, Marc Girod wrote:


I just upgraded for the first time for a few months.
Starting my Gnu emacs under X11, I notice that my font (and frames) is
larger than previously, by a factor ~1.5.

I did record the following last October, and it stayed the same now:

~>  cygcheck -c | egrep 'bitstream.*vera'
font-bitstream-vera-ttf        1.10-1              OK
~>  xlsfonts | egrep -- '-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono.*-iso.*-1$'
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-bold-o-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso10646-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-bold-o-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso10646-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-bold-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-o-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso10646-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-o-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso10646-1
-bitstream-bitstream vera sans mono-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-m-0-iso8859-1

With list-fontsets in the *Help* buffer:

Fontset: -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-default
Fontset: -*-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-standard
Fontset: -bitstream-Bitstream Vera Sans

The X server greets me with a new identity:

Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
Release: (10800000)
Build Date: 2010-04-02

I join my cygcheck output.

Any explanation and quick fix?
Marc cygcheck.100429

This is a result of the change in the default server DPI announced in

As the announcement states, you may want to set Xft.dpi in your ~/.Xdefaults. Setting it to 75 will restore the previous font and frame sizes in emacs under X11.


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