Choosing a font in Carbon Emacs

It took me a while of messing with fontsets and various other settings, before i came across how to select fonts in the Emacs wiki:

  1. M-x mac-font-panel-mode and pick the font you want.
  2. M-x describe-font and copy the font name (e.g. “-apple-inconsolata-medium-r-normal--13-130-72-72-m-130-iso10646-1”)
  3. Add the following to your .emacs file: (set-default-font "-apple-inconsolata-medium-r-normal--13-130-72-72-m-130-iso10646-1")

In my case the lines for font selection looks like this:

(set-face-font 'default "-apple-proggytiny-medium-r-normal--11-110-72-72-m-110-iso10646-1")

Using this to make the font display without antialisaing:

defaults write org.gnu.Emacs AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 100

And this to position emacs in the top left, and be 104 chars wide, and 64 high.

(setq initial-frame-alist `((width . 106) (height . 64)
			    (top . 0) (left . 0)))

And of course some other tweaks. Re-learning emacs is turning out to be a good idea. But that’s another story.