emacs uses huge default font

Bug #478709 reported by Jeffrey Ratcliffe on 2009-11-08
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
emacs-snapshot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: emacs-snapshot

Upgrading from Jaunty (where there was no problem) to Karmic (20090909-1) gives emacs a huge default font.

I expected this to be the same as in Jaunty, i.e. also the same as used by the default terminal. On an eeepc, space is premium, so this made emacs unusable.

thiago.unicamp (thiago-unicamp) wrote :

I have the same problem....
Huge fonts in emacs-snapshot after upgrading from Jaunty to Karmic
I'm using a 15.4¨ laptop but this made emacs unusable too.
Emacs expend much more time to initialize too.

This problem didn't affect the desktop I use in my work office.

Setting a smaller default font then left large portions of the screen
unused. This I then had to fix with

(set-frame-size (selected-frame) 110 29)

in my .emacs

Strangely, this is not strictly followed - it gives me 110x28 on
startup. If I do it again by hand afterwards, the frame size is
correctly set.

Changed in emacs-snapshot (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Guendalf (johan-oudinet) wrote :

I have the same problem on 10.10 when I first resize my screen before running emacs-snapshot. However, emacs23 works fine.
In https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/emacs23/+bug/445402, it seems to be the same bug and it was fixed for emacs23. Maybe, it is enough to port this patch for emacs-snapshot?

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