The emacs-unicode-2 branch has been merged into the main branch. This means really good looking fonts for everyone on X11.
Get it now:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/sources/emacs co
./configure --with-xpm --with-tiff --with-jpeg --with-png --with-freetype --with-xft --with-rsvg --with-gtk --enable-font-backend
sudo make install
There’s no gui interface to select these fonts. I just put the following entry in my .Xresources:
Replace “Monospace-10″ with whatever font you like.