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Edit Window Attributes

    Date: Friday, 22 January 1982, 10:42-EST
    From: Daniel L. Weinreb <dlw at SCRC-TENEX>
    Subject: Edit Window Attributes

    That you cannot change fonts except to those fonts already in the font
    map is really a deficiency in Choose Variable Values.  There is no
    really good way to let you input a font map (although there are some
    rather poor ways).  Do you have any ideas about how to change that CVV
    window so that you could do what you want to do, within the limitations
    of CVV?

Well, I really don't want to even think about the font map in most
cases, I just want to change the current font.  Maybe the right thing to
do is change the default font map to have NIL in unused slots, and the
:set-current-font message to try to use one of these slots if the font
isn't already in the map.  Then a single funcall would suffice to change
to an arbitrary font, which isn't the best user interface in the world,
but better than the present situation.