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Re: Tooltips on w32 slow and strange

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Tooltips on w32 slow and strange
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 16:47:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:26:46 +0100, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> At least the X11 tooltips on Emacs provide no functionality
>> whatsoever except popping up some text in a single font AFAICS.  No
>> face support, no clickable areas, nothing.
> Have you tried it?

I thought so, but apparently I am confusing this with menu strings.

> I've certainly used faces (and CJK characters etc) in Emacs tooltips
> [under X11] and they worked just great.

CJK characters (as long as they are Unicode) should provide no
problems by now even in menu strings for most platforms IIRC.

> Hmmm; here's a simple example:
>    (x-show-tip
>     (propertize "*** hello ***"
>               'face '(variable-pitch :foreground "green"
>                                      :background "steelblue" 
>                                      :height 3.0)))

I have not been using x-show-tip directly ever but merely help-echo
properties, but that should make no difference.

Thanks for debunking my ignorance.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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