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missing docs for _MULE_BASELINE_OFFSET_

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: missing docs for _MULE_BASELINE_OFFSET_
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:54:22 +0200 (CEST)

There is a single BDF property which might be of interest for the
user: _MULE_BASELINE_OFFSET_.  Currently, it is completely
undocumented (except a rough description in ps-bdf.el); you have to
look into the emacs source code to find some explanation.

IMHO the very problem is that the user will never know that this
property exists at all.  She will wonder why some glyphs jump out of
the base line, without finding a solution.

Besides documentation I suggest to make this value configurable for
each font.  It is a non-trivial task to find the original BDF, add the
_MULE_BASELINE_OFFSET_ property, convert it to PCF and compress it,
replace the proper font in the X11 font directory, run `xset fp
rehash', and finally restart Emacs.

[My suggestion comes from the fact that in the SuSE GNU/Linux
distribution this property is missing for the Efont family -- I've
already submitted a bug report.]


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