Emacs Modified for Windows is a distribution of GNU Emacs 25.1 (released September 17, 2016) bundled with a few select packages for LaTeX users and R developers.
The additions to stock Emacs are the following:
- ESS 16.10;
- AUCTeX 11.90;
- org 9.0.3;
- polymode 2016-12-18;
psvn.elr1573006, an interface for the version control system Subversion modified to include Andre Colomb’s and Koji Nakamaru’s combined patches to support Subversion 1.7;
- Aspell 0.50.3;
- English, French, German and Spanish dictionaries for Aspell;
- libraries for image formats PNG 1.6.12, JPEG
, TIFF , GIF and SVG obtained from the [ezwinports](http://sourceforge.net/projects/ezwinports/files/) project (this also includes zlib );
- GnuTLS libraries
from the [ezwinports](http://sourceforge.net/projects/ezwinports/files/) project to allow Emacs to access web sites using https on Windows;
framepop.elto open temporary buffers in a separate frame;
w32-winprint.el, to ease printing under Windows;
htmlize.el, to print in color with
site-start.el, configuration files to make everything work.
This distribution is based on the latest stable official release of GNU Emacs.
Version 25.1-2-modified-5 (Release notes)
Start the installation wizard and follow the instructions on screen.
Images and preview-latex mode
This version of Emacs bundles the libraries needed to display images
in formats XPM, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and SVG supported on Windows
since Emacs version 22.1. Among other things, this means that the
toolbar displays in color, that the ESS toolbar displays correctly and
that the preview-latex mode of
AUCTeX works to its full
extent. However, the latter requires to separately install
Ghostscript and to make sure that the file
gswin64c.exe is in a folder along the
PATH environment variable.
Tired of the Courier font Emacs uses by default under Windows? One nice alternative is the Consolas family of fonts.
Set the Emacs font by adding the following lines to your
(set-face-font 'default "-outline-Consolas-normal-r-normal-normal-*-*-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") (set-face-font 'bold "-outline-Consolas-bold-r-normal-normal-*-*-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") (set-face-font 'italic "-outline-Consolas-normal-i-normal-normal-*-*-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") (set-face-font 'bold-italic "-outline-Consolas-bold-i-normal-normal-*-*-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1")
iso8859-1 by the desired encoding if needed.)
You may also use the
Set Default Font... entry in the Options menu.
Emacs sometimes uses external applications that are standard on Unix but
not available on Windows (for example:
gzip). When needed,
install the applications from the
ezwinports project. To
make sure Emacs can find the applications, include the folder where they
are installed to the
PATH environment variable. (With thanks to
Laurent Pantera for the hint.)
Emacs Modified for macOS.