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bug#33232: `gnus-summary-line-format' padding doesn’t work in gui when t


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: bug#33232: `gnus-summary-line-format' padding doesn’t work in gui when there are multiple-column-width characters
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:15:50 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:52:32 -0700
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> 
>> >>> Given this (rectangular) excerpt from my bug-gnu-emacs summary:
>> >>>> …01-nov…[-> address@hidden        ] bug#33224: `message-simpli…
>> >>>> …01-nov…[Noam Postavsky                  ] bug#33225: [debbugs.el] Do…
>> >>>> …01-nov…[-> Noam Postavsky               ]  bug#33225: [debbugs.el] D…
>> >>>> …01-nov…[積丹尼 Dan Jacobson             ] bug#33226: chromium, firef…
>> >>>
>> >>> On my system (Debian, with Xorg, i3, GUI Emacs), the last line has its
>> >>> “]” sooner than the others.  This is because `gnus-correct-length'
>> >>> (along with `char-width') says each of the first three characters is
>> >>> two-columns wide: but under GUI, this is untrue, as these three
>> >>> collectively form exactely 5 columns (and not six, as would calculate
>> >>> `gnus-correct-length').
>> >>
>> >> Someone just reported something similar on the org list, that
>> >> `string-width' doesn't return the actual width occupied by the string,
>> >> which you'd think would be the whole point.
>> >
>> > See Bug#31588, the width of these characters depends on the font, so
>> > string-width (which works only on a string) can't give the right answer.
>> > Or, from another point of view, it's the font's fault for being too
>> > narrow on these characters.
>> 
>> Yeah, I figured it was probably a font issue, but still it's kind of
>> misleading to have a function that *sounds* like it's going to handle
>> the font issue, but doesn't.
>
> The only reliable way of getting pixelwise alignment in GUI frames is
> to use the :align-to display spec, or other related display property
> specs that provide pixelwise width and alignment.

Interesting, maybe that's something that Org tables should be using.

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:52:32 -0700
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> 
>> > See Bug#31588, the width of these characters depends on the font, so
>> > string-width (which works only on a string) can't give the right answer.
>> > Or, from another point of view, it's the font's fault for being too
>> > narrow on these characters.
>> 
>> Yeah, I figured it was probably a font issue, but still it's kind of
>> misleading to have a function that *sounds* like it's going to handle
>> the font issue, but doesn't.
>
> What part of "string-width" tells you that it handles fonts?

No, I know that wasn't a reasonable expectation, but I think it's an
easy mistake to make.






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