I have a low-res screen (1366x768) and therefore are searching for a small font which is clearly readable. Till now I used this font:

real size and face of font


I had set it up in my .Xdefaults / .Xresources file. This font has a good size and is very good to read, but it has some drawbacks: flyspell is not marking the words and It can not show italics. (Flyspell is marking words only if I increase fontsize.)

So I am searching for a monospace font with similar size, which is good to read and for programming (i.E. distinguishes letters: 1l, O0, {[<) supports german letters (äÄüÜöÖß) and works with flyspell. (If it supports italics the better.) It should work with emacs-lucid on Xorg.

On my system there are fonts which are smaller and work with flyspell and italics, but they are all hard to read at this size. I know there is a font out there, I had it once, but I lost it and forgot the name. :(

Edit: I changed the face of marking words to just mark with straight underline instead of 'wave', this fixes it.

Edit: Even if the Question is closed: I found the font I was searching for, it is called 'neep' it comes with package 'xfonts-jmk' in debian.

  • You can change the flyspell-incorrect face to change how incorrect words are marked, or change the line-height frame parameter so that the wavy underlines fit better.
    – db48x
    May 20 '17 at 19:54
  • db48x: thanks for the sugestion. set the face to mark with straight underline, this works.
    – jue
    May 24 '17 at 9:02
  • I suggest you M-x report-emacs-bug RET about the fact that the wavy underline didn't work for you.
    – Stefan
    May 24 '17 at 12:55

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