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

Damien Wyart damien.wyart at free.fr
Wed Mar 24 08:21:04 UTC 2010


> > 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.

Sorry for my quite dumb question. I realized that I had convinced myself
that oblique was already included in Inconsolata but not available in
Emacs. Further checking showed this was not the case (the original
bugreport was a bit misleading). I prefer not to start using hacks to
get fake oblique...

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

I am not entierely conviced myself, but as Terminus, which I prefer,
doesn't have a good-quality oblique, I have looked at alternatives.
After getting your answer, I made some tests with DejaVu Sans Mono
(quite good) and Anonymous Pro (surprising at first, but quite usable).


Damien Wyart

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