Xft support for GNU Emacs
Enabling antialiased fonts for Emacs
Installation and setup
Font anti-aliasing using the Xft library and FreeType fonts is available with Emacs 23 or later.
First, set the appropriate USE flags – you must have the
echo "app-editors/emacs xft" >> /etc/portage/package.use
Now it's time to install Emacs:
emerge --ask app-editors/emacs
You can now use XFT fonts in emacs; try emerging media-fonts/ttf-bitstream-vera first.
emacs --font 'Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-12'
If you're happy with this as your default font, set it in your ~/.Xresources:
echo "Emacs.font: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-12" >> ~/.Xresources
xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
For more details on Emacs with XFT pretty fonts, see:
- XftGnuEmacs on the Emacs wiki
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