So my next problem is that I'm trying to change the font used in the menu bar. Currently it is using some ugly fixed or courier new font. I'll be happy if I can change it to Arial or something.
I first tried looking under Options->Menubars but didn't see anything useful.
Next I came across the FAQ on xemacs.org (xemacs-faq_5.html#SEC187)
So I tried adding *fontList: Arial to custom.el but that exploded with another function definition is void and still the ugly font for the menubar.
I then came across this thread:
which suggested playing with ~/.Xresources
So I added
to ~/.Xresources and did an xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
Start up xemacs and still the ugly font in the menubar.
I figure before I spend countless more hours searching, I should ask the experts.
I'm using Xemacs 21.4.22 on Kubuntu 11.10.
Thanks in advance.