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I use the Misc-Fixed fonts because I enjoy non-antialiased fonts. They are designed per height, and tolerate shrinking badly. For instance, in the following example, the default font is set to 9x15 and the face used for the sub and superscript just indicates (:height 0.8):

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—To be honest, I'm not even sure what Emacs is doing here, as it ends up using a serifed font.

Question: How can I make my fonts great again? Many other faces are defined using an height setting; I'd like to map, e.g., an height of 0.8 to the font 8x13, an height of 0.6 to 7x13, etc…

(On GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.20.9) of 2016-09-18)

  • That would not answer the question, but I'd be interested in a font-set that would achieve the same result. Removing anti-aliasing and hinting from usual fonts gives an awful result, though. I guess I'm searching for a 9x15 font that could be resized—resizing happens rarely enough that I could tolerate anti-aliasing there—but it has to be designed so that it is not scaled at the size I need it most. – Michaël Nov 16 '16 at 15:00

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