I just set up a new Linux workstation, and I'm having some problems with fonts in Emacs.
Evaluating this works:
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "Terminus")
...but the size of the face is tiny. If I try the same trick to change
:size instead of
:family, the results are unpredictable.
Sometimes, I can get a larger font by evaluating
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :size 197)
This font, when I get it, is too large.
Acording to the xfontsel, there are plenty of available sizes for this font that lie between the very tiny size I got at the beginning and the too-large size I got with
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :size 197), but I can't get Emacs to use any one of these intermediate sizes.
FWIW, I also tried
customize-face, and the results are basically the same.
How can I troubleshoot this problem further?