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Re: Unfortunate pixel width of one TAB

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Unfortunate pixel width of one TAB
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 10:32:39 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Perhaps, the following modification will do:

>     (1) Make FONT_WIDTH return the average width of a font.
>     This will result in the more adequate frame width.

>     (2) Make a new macro FONT_SPACE_WIDTH that returns the width
>     of space glyph of the font of the frame.  We can make a new
>     member `space_width' in the struct frame and make x_new_font
>     sets it value.

>     (3) Calculate tab width based on FONT_SPACE_WIDTH.

> That might be good.  Or we could do this without changing FONT_WIDTH.
> That means do just 2 and 3, not 1.

>     But, shouldn't we postpone such a change until the next
>     release?

> This is a bug fix.  We should do it now.

Ok, I'll work on it.  Please wait for a while.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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