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Re: Alternative fringe bitmaps for continuation/truncation

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Alternative fringe bitmaps for continuation/truncation
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:18:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> If you don't like the current "fat (curly) arrows" bitmaps used in the
>>> fringe for continuation and truncation lines, the following more
>>> modest bitmaps may be more appealing.
>> I think they are likely to invite bug reports about corrupted display if we
>> make them the default.

> I'd tend to agree, although I must say that with the half-width fringes
> I use, these continuation icons look better than the slightly truncated
> arrows (because my fringes aren't wide enough).

For the continuation bitmaps I don't expect such bug reports -
the ... idiom is quite well-known, and the curly arrows are so
much in your face that I suppose many users dislike them.

> I'm not convinced by the truncation icons, tho.

I agree that they are a bit too cryptic for general acceptance.

I think these are much better:

(define-fringe-bitmap 'right-truncation
  "\x04\x02\xa9\x02\x04" nil nil 'bottom)
(define-fringe-bitmap 'left-truncation
  "\x20\x40\xaa\x40\x20" nil nil 'bottom)

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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