Choosing fonts and sizes

Steven Feil sfeil at
Wed Oct 30 01:38:38 CET 2013

I am having a difficulty, after reinstalling my Gentoo/Linux/Gnu
system. I can no longer get XEmacs to use a font small enough to show
110 columns on the monitor I have.  For me, this feature is a must.

I still have a working old system, where the font is the right size
and a new system where the font is too large for my needs. So I could
compare the setup between to two to see what the difference
is. Perhaps, I just failed to install the right font when I moved to
the new system. Or it could be caused by a setting generated by the
install script that was different than the previous install.  My
problem is, I don't know were to begin in figuring what fonts are
being utilized by either the new system or the old one.

I have also noticed that the problem is based on the computer it is
being displayed on and not the computer that XEmacs is being run
on. If I run XEmacs on the new computer I get the "wrong" font when
displaying it on the new computer. However If I run XEmacs on the new
computer but export the display to the old computer, I see it in the
"right" font. If I export the display the other way around where it is
displaying on the new computer, I get the "wrong" font again.

There are no errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to tell me what is
going on.  I would appreciate any help such as what can I could use to
collect debugging information.

PS: According to /var/log/Xorg.0.log I am using X.Org X Server 1.14.3
Release Date: 2013-09-12

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