I set the default font in my Emacs config as follows:
(set-frame-font "Source Code Pro 11" nil t)
However it was not applied when Emacs was ran in client-server mode. Emacsclient behaved weird with tiny text.
To apply in emacsclient as well, it seems another change needs to be done as well.
(add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(font . "Source Code Pro 11"))
As the font has to be set twice, I wanted to set a variable, which led to an interesting dive into Emacs Lisp.
(defvar my-font) (setq my-font "Source Code Pro 11") (set-frame-font my-font nil t) (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist `(font . ,my-font))
The “backquote” concept took a while to discover. Initially, used the
more general form
(cons 'font my-font) until I discovered this
So, in this particular case, we do not want to evaluate
font, but we
my-font, thus we cannot put a quote for the whole cons. What
the backquote allows, is to evaluate any symbol that has a comma in