Henrik Andersson | 1 Dec 11:21 2004
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Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

I would like to change the default font, but I'm not sure to what?

Does anyone have a good idea about a particular font which is easy to 
read and does not strain the eyes?

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Henrik Andersson
Netherlands Institute of Ecology -
Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
P.O. Box 140
4400 AC Yerseke
Phone: +31 113 577473
h.andersson <at> nioo.knaw.nl
http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/ppages/handersson

Damyan Pepper | 1 Dec 11:33 2004

RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

I like:

-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-11-82-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1

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> I would like to change the default font, but I'm not sure to what?
> 
> Does anyone have a good idea about a particular font which is easy to 
> read and does not strain the eyes?
> 
> ---------------------------------------------
> Henrik Andersson
> Netherlands Institute of Ecology -
> Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology
> P.O. Box 140
> 4400 AC Yerseke
> Phone: +31 113 577473
> h.andersson <at> nioo.knaw.nl
> http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/ppages/handersson
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Mason, Michael M | 1 Dec 12:49 2004

RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

> I would like to change the default font, but I'm not sure to what?
> 
> Does anyone have a good idea about a particular font which is easy
> to read and does not strain the eyes?

I like Andale Mono, which is a free Microsoft font.  You can't download it
from Microsoft any more, but I think you can get it from SourceForge or I
could e-mail you a copy.  It's freely distributable as long as it's supplied
as the original self-installing EXE accompanied by a copy of the EULA.

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-- 
Michael

Jason Rumney | 1 Dec 13:00 2004
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Re: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

Mason, Michael M wrote:
I would like to change the default font, but I'm not sure to what? Does anyone have a good idea about a particular font which is easy to read and does not strain the eyes?
I like Andale Mono, which is a free Microsoft font. You can't download it from Microsoft any more, but I think you can get it from SourceForge or I could e-mail you a copy. It's freely distributable as long as it's supplied as the original self-installing EXE accompanied by a copy of the EULA.
Another alternative is "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono", which is available from

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/

Like the other fonts people are recommending, it is a Sans Serif font (easier to read, especially at small sizes), and like Andale Mono it has very distinct differences between 0 and O and l, I  and 1, (especially useful for O and 0, which are very close on the keyboard and easy to accidentally hit).

Neil Mackie | 1 Dec 13:26 2004
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RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

I find these fonts amongst the best for programming
http://www.proggyfonts.com/
Despite the .com, they are free.
If you cannot find Andale on the web, I could email it to you.

Regards,

Neil J Mackie

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Drew Adams | 1 Dec 18:33 2004
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RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use

I too recommend Lucid Console. I use this size, by default:

  "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-14-112-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1"

For any easy way to _zoom_ an Emacs frame, to change the font size, see
command `doremi-font-size' in package `doremi-frm.el'. You can get it here:
http://www.emacswiki.org/elisp/doremi-frm.el; additional doc is here:
http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/DoReMi.

HTH,

 - Drew

    From: Damyan Pepper -
    -*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-11-82-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1

Michael Campbell | 1 Dec 18:44 2004
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How do I get emacs to stop ignoring .log files in tab-completion?

Subject pretty much says it, but when I want to read a log file,
emacs won't tab-complete the name in the minibuffer.  What's worse, I
use log4j for a lot of things, ending up with a lot of timestamped
log files, and emacs will autocomplete to the timestamped version.

Where is the setting that tells it which file extensions to ignore
during tab-complete, so I can change that to my liking?

Thanks!

Michael Campbell | 1 Dec 18:41 2004
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RE: Suggestion of a good font standard font to use


--- Drew Adams <drew.adams <at> oracle.com> wrote:

> I too recommend Lucid Console. I use this size, by default:
> 
>   "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-14-112-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1"

it's good, but for a really nice monofont, check out "Andale Mono". 
You'll never go back.

Jason Rumney | 1 Dec 19:00 2004
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Re: How do I get emacs to stop ignoring .log files in tab-completion?

Michael Campbell wrote:

>Where is the setting that tells it which file extensions to ignore
>during tab-complete, so I can change that to my liking?
>  
>
completion-ignored-extensions

Ken Goldman | 1 Dec 20:15 2004
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Re: How do I get emacs to stop ignoring .log files in tab-completion?

> Subject pretty much says it, but when I want to read a log file,
> emacs won't tab-complete the name in the minibuffer.  What's worse, I
> use log4j for a lot of things ...

(setq completion-ignored-extensions (delete ".log" completion-ignored-extensions))

Bonus:  My log4j mode

(defface font-lock-fatal-face
  '((((type tty) (class color)) (:foreground "red" ))
    (t ))
  "Font Lock mode face used to highlight fatal errors."
  :group 'font-lock-highlighting-faces)

(define-generic-mode 'log4j-mode
  '("#")
  '("WARN" "INFO" "DEBUG")
  '(
    ("ERROR" . 'paren-face-mismatch)
    ("INFO" . 'font-lock-constant-face)
    ("WARN" . 'font-lock-type-face)
    ("FATAL" . 'font-lock-fatal-face)
)
  '(".log4j\\'")
  nil
  "Major mode for editing log4j logs")

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Ken Goldman   kgold <at> watson.ibm.com   914-784-7646


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