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Re: display word wrapping

From: Karl Eichwalder
Subject: Re: display word wrapping
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 10:28:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I agree that word-wrapping in display would be useful for viewing
> unfilled files.

Gnus comes with various so called washing functions.  But even for
editing word-wrapping is important

> However, that raises the question of how we design Emacs with both
> line-breaking and word-wrapping without making that somewhat
> confusing.

I think the issue must be checked case by case.  Editing wikipedia
articles is an interesting case.  A mode for editing the Emacs wiki is
already available, but last time I tried (approx. 6 months ago) this
mode didn't work that good for wikipedia.org articles.

I know several people who are interested in using Emacs as an editor
for wikipedia.org.  accessing the article over http isn't that
important - you can use Emacs as an external editor for webbrowsers -
but dealing with the articles' source texts is.

Such an article looks as follows
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park ):

<table align = right width = 400><tr><td>[[image:Centralpark.jpg]]</table>
[[de:Central Park]] [[sv:Central Park]]

'''Central Park''' is a very large [[park]] (843 acres = 3.4 kmĀ², a rectangle 
of 2.5 miles/4 km by one-half mile/800 m) in [[Manhattan]], [[New York, New 
York|New York]], [[New York]], [[United States]].  An oasis for Manhattanites 
escaping from their [[skyscraper]]s, the park is well-known worldwide after its 
appearance in many movies and television shows.

The park was designed by [[Frederick Law Olmsted]] and [[Calvert Vaux]], who 
later created [[Brooklyn, New York|Brooklyn]]'s [[Prospect Park]]. While much 
of the park looks natural, it is in fact highly landscaped. It contains several 
artificial [[lake]]s, extensive [[walking track]]s, two [[ice-skating]] rinks, 
a wildlife sanctuary, and [[pasture|grass]]y areas used for myriad [[sport]]ing 
pursuits, as well as [[playground]]s for [[child]]ren. The park is a popular 
oasis for migrating [[bird]]s, and thus is popular with [[bird watcher]]s. The 
9.7 km road circling the park is popular with joggers, bicyclists and [[inline 
skate]]rs, especially on weekends when automobile traffic is banned.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- cut here -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Of course, more contructs are allowed; e.g., lists:

*point 1
*point 2
*point 3

and, the horror, tables:

| entry 1 | entry 2|
| entry 3 | entry 4|

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