gvim tiny font in 1.7.7

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Mon Sep 27 15:05:00 GMT 2010

On 22/09/2010 16:34, David T-G wrote:
> Hi, all --
> [Let's see if I can provide all of the details the first time instead of
> having to go back and forth just for foundation... :-]

Can you attach your /var/log/XWin.0.log, please?

> I have used Cygwin for years and have been using the cygwin gvim (versus
> the Windows-native vim + gvim) for some time now.  I had occasion to do a
> fresh install of 1.7.7 on a freshly-rebuilt laptop after a hard drive
> crash and so I don't think that I have any of the upgrade gotchas biting
> me, but stranger things have happened :-)
> When I first started gvim after my install, the font was invisibly tiny
> both for the content and for the menus.  [Note that both xterm and rxvt-X
> are fine.]  Using another computer to see where I was going and matching
> the keystrokes I attempted to set the font to "Lucida Console 12" but
> found no change.  I have manually (a bummer, but I gather from the FAQs
> that the lack of dependency linking is temporary) added the font-bh-dpi75
> and font-bh-lucidatypewriter-dpi75 packages with no effect.  I have set
> the guifont variable in my .vimrc file, and the tiny window was somewhat
> differently sized but still tiny.  Finally, I have of course googled for
> "cygwin +gvim +font (size or tiny)" and similar to see what others have
> found, but I haven't matched anything more useful than the guifont
> setting.
> What do I need to fix and where to make my gvim readable?

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