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Re: colon in the mode-line

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: colon in the mode-line
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:05:35 +0100

On 11/29/06, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

If the buffer's file uses
carriage-return linefeed, the colon changes to either a backslash
(@samp{\}) or @samp{(DOS)}, depending on the operating system.  If the
file uses just carriage-return, the colon indicator changes to either
a forward slash (@samp{/}) or @samp{(Mac)}.  On some systems, Emacs
displays @samp{(Unix)} instead of the colon for files that use newline
as the line separator.

That's entirely my point: the description of multibyte character
support confusingly refers to a colon that some users won't ever see.
It would be better to simply refer to the first (or leftmost,
whatever) chars of the mode line, instead of them being "before the


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