Installing Emacs with Hinted Fonts on Gobuntu

Thanks to the most excellent Alexandre Vassalotti, Emacs is available with hinting for all version of Ubuntu, including Gobuntu. It can be installed quickly with the following commands:

sudo -s
echo "deb gusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src gutsy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
aptitude update
aptitude install emacs-snapshot emacs-snapshot-el ttf-dejavu exit
echo "Emacs.font: DejaVu Sans Mono-10" >> ~/.Xresources
xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

I’m slowly, slowly, getting more into Emacs. Alexandre’s blog’s Emacs category is all round excellent though, notifying me that - of course! - Emacs can do blog posting too.

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