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Re: Fill column indicator functionality

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Fill column indicator functionality
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:08:27 +0200

>>>>> On Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:44:42 +0300, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> said:
    Eli> Please show the customizations, I still don't understand the
    Eli> issue 100%.

Nothing beyond setting the default face.

    >> emacs -Q <set default face to "IBM Plex Mono", which canʼt
    >> display \u2502> M-x global-display-fill-column-indicator-mode
    >> => shows boxes at eol C-x 8 RET 2502 => shows '|' glyph, and
    >> 'C-u C-x =' =>

    Eli> What Unicode blocks does this font support more-or-less
    Eli> fully?  In particular, does it have any glyphs in the Box
    Eli> Drawing block?

I donʼt know, but probably not.

    Eli> In general, it is not a good idea to choose as your default a
    Eli> font that cannot display symbol and punctuation characters,
    Eli> because Emacs prefers the default fonts for those.  I'm
    Eli> guessing your fontset customizations somehow disabled that.

I donʼt have any fontset customizations. But I agree I should probably
choose a better font.


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