Commit cd0314dd authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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Minor improvement in MS-Windows specific usage info.

 doc/emacs/msdog.texi (Windows Fonts): Document how to force GDI font
 backend on MS-Windows.
parent 0595bd7e
2011-12-10 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* msdog.texi (Windows Fonts): Document how to force GDI font
backend on MS-Windows.
2011-12-10 Chong Yidong <cyd@gnu.org>
* building.texi (Compilation): Say what the -k flag to make does.
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......@@ -863,15 +863,22 @@ fontconfig library used in modern Free desktops:
The old XLFD based format is also supported for backwards compatibility.
Emacs 23 supports a number of backends. Currently, the @code{gdi}
and @code{uniscribe} font backends are supported on Windows. The
@code{gdi} font backend is available on all versions of Windows, and
supports all fonts that are natively supported by Windows. The
@cindex font backend selection (MS-Windows)
Emacs 23 and later supports a number of font backends. Currently,
the @code{gdi} and @code{uniscribe} backends are supported on Windows.
The @code{gdi} font backend is available on all versions of Windows,
and supports all fonts that are natively supported by Windows. The
@code{uniscribe} font backend is available on Windows 2000 and later,
and supports TrueType and OpenType fonts. Some languages requiring
complex layout can only be properly supported by the uniscribe
complex layout can only be properly supported by the Uniscribe
backend. By default, both backends are enabled if supported, with
@code{uniscribe} taking priority over @code{gdi}.
@code{uniscribe} taking priority over @code{gdi}. To override that
and use the GDI backend even if Uniscribe is available, invoke Emacs
with the @kbd{-xrm Emacs.fontBackend:gdi} command-line argument, or
add a @code{Emacs.fontBackend} resource with the value @code{gdi} in
the Registry under either the
@samp{HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\GNU\Emacs} or the
@samp{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GNU\Emacs} key (@pxref{Resources}).
@cindex font properties (MS Windows)
@noindent
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