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Re: facemenu-unlisted-faces

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: facemenu-unlisted-faces
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 09:44:28 +0200
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"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> If you want to have simple faces in the Faces menu, then limit the
> choices to Bold, Italic, and Underline, as well as perhaps a few
> simple color swatches for quickly changing foreground color (forget
> about dired-this and *-that). That's what most WYSIWYG menus
> provide. The number of such "faces" is usually less than 20, and the
> menu item for a color is a swatch, not its name ("Red") - the "menu"
> appears more as a rudimentary palette than a list of names. A
> simple, quick menu for bold, italic, underline, and a few simple
> foreground colors would be useful.

One problem with mere swatches is that a non-trivial part of the male
population (typical programmer's sex) is color-blind in some respect.
If those swatches are used for more than coloring the person's
personal screen (namely if colors may persist), then picking colors
judiciously necessitates seeing their names for such people.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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