Commit 001b5dc9 authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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(Font X): Move discussion of quoting to top.

parent c5ca6cd0
......@@ -793,9 +793,17 @@ font. You can specify a different font using the command line option
Use @var{font} as the default font.
@end table
When passing a font specification to Emacs on the command line, you
may need to ``quote'' it, by enclosing it in quotation marks, if it
contains characters that the shell treats specially (e.g. spaces).
Here is an example:
@smallexample
emacs -fn "DejaVu Sans Mono-12"
@end smallexample
@cindex X defaults file
@cindex X resources file
You can also specify the font using your X resources file (usually a
file named @file{.Xdefaults} or @file{.Xresources} in your home
directory), by adding a line like this:
......@@ -806,7 +814,8 @@ emacs.font: @var{font}
@noindent
You must restart X, or use the @command{xrdb} command, for the X
resources file to take effect. @xref{Resources}.
resources file to take effect. @xref{Resources}. When specifying a
font in your X resources file, you should not quote it.
@cindex fontconfig
There are four different ways to express a ``font name''. The first
......@@ -834,20 +843,6 @@ DejaVu Sans Mono:bold:italic
Monospace-12:weight=bold:slant=italic
@end smallexample
@noindent
When passing a font specification to Emacs on the command line, you
may need to ``quote'' it, by enclosing it in quotation marks, if it
contains characters that the shell treats specially (e.g. spaces).
For example:
@smallexample
emacs -fn "DejaVu Sans Mono-12"
@end smallexample
@noindent
When specifying a font in your X resources file, you should not quote
it.
The second way to specify a font is to use the @dfn{GTK format}.
This has the syntax
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