[OS X Emacs] default font changed in Aquamacs 2.5

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 21:25:57 EDT 2013


On Jun 23, 2013, at 7:57 PM, Jamie Taylor <Jamie.Taylor at pobox.com> wrote:

> The default fixed-width font appears to have changed from 
> Monaco in Aquamacs 2.4 to Menlo in Aquamacs 2.5.  (Specifically,
> I just checked this by starting without customizations via
> the help menu item and opening my .emacs in versions 2.4 and 2.5.)

It was not an intentional change on my part, hence the lack of documentation.
Apple changed the default monospaced font at some point from Monaco to Menlo, and it is possible that this is now inherited.  More research would be needed to figure out where in the code this is happening, but I do get Menlo as default font as well. (I agree with the behavior though.)

By the way, our code (lisp/faces.el) still specifies Monaco, although this seems to be ignored.

> This wouldn't be quite so annoying to me if it didn't also expose
> an issue where the highlighting of matched parens sometimes causes
> the line of text to be one pixel taller (thus making the screen shift
> around as the cursor moves around).  I've narrowed that problem
> to be something involving my color theme (or possibly color-theme in
> general),  Does this behavior sound familiar to anyone?

That would be bad, and I can't reproduce it.
If you have a recipe (starting with "Start Aquamacs without customizations"), then we could do something about it.
I would be more inclined to investigate if this was in Aquamacs 3.x, by the way.


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