Emacs CVS HEAD (finally) has anti-aliased fonts

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The emacs-unicode-2 branch has been merged into the main branch. This means really good looking fonts for everyone on X11.

Get it now:

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources/emacs co

cd emacs

./configure --with-xpm --with-tiff --with-jpeg --with-png --with-freetype --with-xft --with-rsvg --with-gtk --enable-font-backend

make bootstrap


sudo make install

There’s no gui interface to select these fonts. I just put the following entry in my .Xresources:

Emacs*font: Monospace-10

Replace “Monospace-10” with whatever font you like.