Font of Emacs knowledge

Posted on Mon 05 February 2007 in geek

Although my system was mostly up to date after my remote hacking it still required a bit of tinkering. Despite everything else rendering fonts in full anti-aliased glory emacs was failing to find some fonts to display text with. It turns out in the end that it was the only app I was using that cared about xorg.conf's FontPath settings. I had commented out all the lines X complained about on starting but it seems the error messages are not quite as dire as they seem. Hopefully tomorrow will be a more productive day. I have great plans for my use of C++ templates :-)