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bug#4084: 23.1; boxquote uses ugly ASCII "drawing" characters rather tha

From: 'Roger Leigh'
Subject: bug#4084: 23.1; boxquote uses ugly ASCII "drawing" characters rather than Unicode
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 16:37:03 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 08:24:29AM -0700, Drew Adams wrote:
> > Much nicer!  It would be great if these could be made the default in
> > place of the ugly ASCII.
> Sure doesn't look nicer to me! See attachment.
> Boxquote should not use Unicode characters unless the buffer is already 
> Unicode
> encoded. Even then, I'm not convinced the Unicode version looks better.

I think your font is to blame here; perhaps it's using a fallback as
the corners, and as a result they don't line up correctly.  Even so,
IMO this looks (subjectively) better than ASCII.  I agree that
using Unicode characters in a non-Unicode buffer would be wrong;
boxquote should use a fallback in that case (can Emacs do
transliteration for non-representable characters when you insert
characters not represented in the buffer encoding)?

Anyhow, I'll pass this along to the author, since it's not part of
Emacs itself.


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