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Old 31st July 2009, 03:34 AM
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The new GNU Emacs 23.1 is out!

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html

And no, the subject line would NOT be pronounced "the nu nu" Emacs.

Finally the Xft-enabled development version I've been using for a while has made it into the new release. Emacs just looks so much better with anti-aliased fonts. Yay!

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Old 31st July 2009, 11:23 AM
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Finally the Xft-enabled development version I've been using for a while has made it into the new release. Emacs just looks so much better with anti-aliased fonts. Yay!
So does Geany
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Old 31st July 2009, 04:19 PM
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I am rather new to learning about scripts and so-forth, being about half way through my first book on Bash. I would like to know what you guys - people who seem to be good at bash, C, python, etc., recommend to use in terms of text editors for some new to it like myself. I have been using gedit but have a suspension it lacks some of the stuff that something like vim or emacs has - although, relative to vim, it is no where near as cryptic to put to use. In any event I would presently like to spend more time on understanding bash and learning other stuff, like C and so forth, than spending time learning a plethora of text editors - so, any recommendations would be very welcomed.
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Old 12th August 2009, 03:12 PM
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Hi, sorry for posting here but I cannot find any information.
I'm using fedora 11 and emacs updated today to 23.1 (i think). The fonts now look ugly and blurred no matter what font I choose. Any suggestions?
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Old 12th August 2009, 05:05 PM
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Hi, sorry for posting here but I cannot find any information.
I'm using fedora 11 and emacs updated today to 23.1 (i think). The fonts now look ugly and blurred no matter what font I choose. Any suggestions?
This is probably because the previous version you were using wasn't setup to use anti-aliased fonts.
Try putting this in your ~/.Xdefaults (create the file if it doesn't exist):
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emacs.FontBackend: xft
emacs.font: DejaVu Sans Mono-13
Then run this in a terminal (or restart X):
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xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults
That should make the fonts look better.
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Old 13th August 2009, 11:01 AM
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Hi,

Thnaks for the suggestion but that didn't change anything. I have included a screenshot this time. The left hand side shows the emacs (which looks nice to me) and the right handside shows the new emacs which looks blurred to me.

I think its that the new emacs is using antialiasing fonts. So I think I need to disable them but I do not know how. Any suggestions?
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Old 12th August 2009, 03:35 PM
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Clean your monitor. ;-)
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Old 12th August 2009, 03:42 PM
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I suppose I was asking for that!

But in all seriousness it was perfect crisp and clear under the previous version this morning, it did and update and now I find it very difficult to read.
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Both your pictures are way too small to tell anything (and yes, I did click on the thumbnail). Each window is a little bit less than 400x500...you have to make it bigger than that to see any difference. Also, when taking screenshots that include text, use PNG instead of JPEG for the image format, otherwise the text (especially antialiased text) will look terrible.
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Sorry about that I uploaded a png but it insists on converting it to a jpg. Here is a link

www.lancs.ac.uk/~longr/pic.png
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It looks like it's just the anti-aliasing that you don't like. Do you have freetype-freeworld installed?
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Old 13th August 2009, 04:03 PM
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No I don't.
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Try it, it enables some optimizations in vector font rendering. If you don't like it, you can always remove it.

You may also try a different font, going up a couple of point sizes could reduce what you're perceiving. You may be able to turn off anti-aliasing, but I don't know how off the top of my head. GIYF.
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Old 13th August 2009, 04:14 PM
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Okay, I tried installing it, this made no difference. I have also tried increasing font size and changing type.

I have tried googling it already but not had much luck. I will try again.
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Try this: http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wik...csPackage#toc7 (Bah, that's for Mac)

P.S. I use (set-frame-font "lucidasanstypewriter-12") for font which aren't TT.
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