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For some reason, variable-pitch fonts have stopped rendering correctly. They previously worked fine, but something seems to have changed (though nothing in my .emacs has changed).

I am using OS X 10.10.3 and Emacs installed thru homebrew. From the startup screen:

This is GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin14.3.0, NS apple-appkit-1347.57).

Question: how do I fix this to make variable-pitch work again?

Here are a couple pictures to explain:

Emacs startup screen

The Emacs startup screen uses both fixed-width and variable-width fonts, and the ones that inherit from variable-pitch are rendered incorrectly.

Examples of several fixed- and variable-width fonts

I found a script on EmacsWiki to test several fonts at once. Again, fixed-width fonts render correctly, but variable-width fonts do not.

  • What operating system are you running Emacs on? – legoscia Jun 22 '15 at 16:15
  • @legoscia OS X, sorry, I thought it was in the screenshot. I'll add some info in the question. – Corey Harris Jun 22 '15 at 16:16

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