Tuesday 10 February 2009

Emacs Fonts

Nice Emacs Fonts
Came across a Coding Horror article about fonts and programming and that encouraged me to find a sexier font. I settled on Bitstream Vera Sans Mono font.

I found numerous sites giving instructions about installing fonts for Emacs, but none of those seemed to work straight away for me so I thought I'd document the steps I went though to get things going:

  1. sudo apt-get install ttf-bitstream-vera
  2. M-x customize-face (return)
  3. default (return)
  4. Enter bitstream-bistream vera sans mono as the font family
  5. Save all

Then use the excellent color-theme to select some nice colours (Arjen in my case) and Emacs starts to look nice!

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