[cmucl-help] Need help getting into hemlock

Raymond Toy toy.raymond at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 15:46:26 UTC 2018

>>>>> "GP" == GP lisper <fph at clouddancer.com> writes:

    >> From: Blake McBride <blake1024 at gmail.com>
    >> Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:24:12 -0600
    >> Cc: cmucl-help at cmucl.cons.org
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    >> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
    >> > >>>>> "Blake" == Blake McBride <blake1024 at gmail.com> writes:
    >> >
    >> >     Blake> I don't have:  "*-courier-medium-r-normal--*-120-*"
    >> >
    >> > Weird. All unix systems I used to use had a courier font.  But I see
    >> > now that some don't.
    >> >
    >> >     Blake> Nor would I think most people on Linux would.  However,
    >> >
    >> >     Blake> I do have:  "*-fixed-medium-r-normal--*-120-*"
    >> >
    >> > Perhaps it's time to update hemlock to use this font instead?
    >> >
    >> > Does hemlock now work for you?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> I don't know how to change the font specification.

    GP> Courier has been a standard fixed width font for decades, I think it
    GP> was on ADM-3s.  All the linux distros I've run allowed simple font
    GP> additions, so adding "*-courier-medium-r-normal--*-120-*" is the
    GP> easiest course.  I'd bet that the two fonts are indistinguishable, but
    GP> some worrywart had to create a 'totally free' font to earn a niche.

    GP> Thanks Blake, on my old CMUCL, (ed) never worked, but it was
    GP> unimportant, but I found that on the newer computer with ECL, (ed)
    GP> works and I have a need for that now.  I'm sure I would have written
    GP> some kludge and you have saved me from that! ;-)

How so?


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