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Re: Any objection to adding a unicode footnote style? (encoding fixed)

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Any objection to adding a unicode footnote style? (encoding fixed)
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 10:39:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 09 May 2011 10:06:06 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> From: Leo <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 12:26:55 +0800
>> Sorry for sending a diff with mixed encodings. It is now split into
>> two parts:
>> 1. convert footnote.el to utf-8
>> 2. diff (attached)

EZ> Thanks, now I can read it.

EZ> I don't really mind (as I don't use footnote-mode), but this will look
EZ> quite ugly if the default font doesn't have the Unicode superscript
EZ> characters.  In that case, Emacs will use a different font to draw
EZ> just the Unicode characters, which will result in 1, 2, and 3 drawn a
EZ> bit lower than the other digits, or wider, or both.  Depending on the
EZ> default font, it could also be that 0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 will be
EZ> drawn taller than the others.

EZ> Are we willing to bet that the default font is a Unicode font for most
EZ> users?  If not, perhaps at least some caveat in the doc string is in
EZ> order.

Wouldn't it look nicer if the Emacs superscript text properties were
used when the display supports them, and fall back to pure Unicode
characters when they're not available?


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