[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#542489: Bug#542489: ttf-inconsolata: No italics in Emacs 23 Gtk+

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Wed Mar 24 06:47:40 UTC 2010

Hi, Damien.

On Mar 23 2010, Damien Wyart wrote:
> I am also annoyed by this bug. Inconsolata fits my needs very well, but
> having italic/oblique working in Emacs 23 would be a plus for complex
> editing.
> Anything I can do to help on this problem?

This is a very, very quick and dirty solution: I think that you can open
the font with fontforge, let it slant the fonts automatically, save the
result with a different name and use it.

Failing that, you can tell emacs to use a font like this:


(I am not sure right now if the xft prefix has to be specified or not).

BTW, I find Inconsolata good for high-resolution devices (e.g., print),
but the blurry (and even colored) shapes make my eyes hurt.

Hope this helps, Rogério Brito.

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