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The set-font command changes
the font Epsilon uses, by displaying a font dialog box and letting you
pick a new font. Modifying the font-fixed variable is another
way to set the font.
Epsilon also applies the styles bold, italic and
underlined to the selected font for certain types of text, such as
comments. Epsilon treats these styles as if they were part of the
foreground color of a particular type of text. The set-color
command lets you set which types of text receive which styles. Also
see the variables font-styles and font-styles-tolerance.
Epsilon for Unix supports setting the font under X11, using
set-font or font-fixed, but not the remaining commands
and settings in this section.
You can specify a specific font for use in printing with the
set-printer-font command. Similarly, the set-dialog-font
command lets you specify what font to use for Epsilon's dialog windows
(like the one bufed displays). There are also corresponding
variables font-printer and font-dialog.
The command change-font-size supplements set-font by
providing additional font choices. Some Windows fonts include a
variety of character cell widths for a given character cell height.
(For example, many of the font selections available in windowed DOS
sessions use multiple widths.) Commands like set-font
utilize the standard Windows font dialog, which doesn't provide any
way to select these alternate widths. The change-font-size
command lets you choose these fonts.
The change-font-size command doesn't change the font name, or
toggle bold or italic. You'll need to use the set-font
command to do that.
Instead, change-font-size lets you adjust the height and
width of the current font using the arrow keys. You can abort to
restore the old font settings, or press <Enter> or <Space> to
keep them. This is a handy way to shrink or expand the font size. A
width or height of 0 means use a suitable default.
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