[OS X TeX] Re: screen font size in carbon emacs

Thomas A.Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Tue Mar 23 03:33:26 EST 2004

On Mar 23, 2004, at 2:00 AM, "Henry Harpending" wrote:

> Subject: screen font size in carbon emacs
> From: "Henry Harpending" <harpend at xmission.com>
> Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 07:34:24 -0700
> Using the emacs port described at
> http://www.inf.unibz.it/~franconi/enhanced-carbon-emacs/ I am unable to
> make any change to the size of the screen font.  Changing the default
> face only changes the font of the "All(10,5)" indicator on the mode
> line, nothing else.  Using "alt-x set-default-font" has no effect that
> I have found except that it will change the face from courier to
> monaco.  My aging eyes yearn for a 16 or 18 pt monaco font on the
> screen.  Can anyone tell me how to change the font size?
> Thanks, Henry Harpending
> Department of Anthropology
> University of Utah

I'm afraid I don't know about Enhanced Carbon Emacs (which I gave up  
using because I consider it a bit too proactive about user's  
convenience). In "regular" carbon Emacs, you can get a list of  
available fontsets like so:

M-x set-default-font
hit TAB twice

This will give you a list of all fonts available on your system. There  
is no 16 pt monaco, but you can have an 18 or even 24 pt courier. I  
take the 24-pt courier as an exmple. It is specified in your list like  

Write this into your .emacs:

(setq default-frame-alist '((width . 80)
			    (height . 36)
			    (font . "fontset-courier")))


All best


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