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bug#9349: 24.0.50; Weird text in info buffer


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#9349: 24.0.50; Weird text in info buffer
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:23:17 +0300

> Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:54:20 +0200
> From: Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>
> 
> >From Emacsc -Q:
> 
> 1. Open the info node "(elisp)Association List Type".
> 2. Try to search for the word "see" (C-s see <RET>).
> 
> Surprisingly, the search fails, even though the word exists in the
> buffer (beginning of last paragraph).

No, it doesn't.

> If I move the cursor to that word and type `C-x =', I see:
> 
> Char: * (42, #o52, #x2a, part of display "*Not..."->"See ")
> point=123845 of 300271 (41%) <123062-124062> column=3

This tells you that the "See" is a display string, and the real text
in the buffer is "*Note".  The display string "covers" that text, and
is therefore displayed in its stead.  See the node "Display Property"
in the ELisp manual.  Set Info-hide-note-references to nil to see the
real text.

> I don't understand want's going on here, but it seems undesirable to
> see a word in the buffer and not be able to search for it.

It's a feature.  I'm closing the bug.





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