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Re: 23.0.50; display property and continuation arrows

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: 23.0.50; display property and continuation arrows
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 14:11:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 11:42:53 +0100 Jan Djärv <address@hidden> wrote:

> Stephen Berman skrev:
>> When I start emacs -Q, then do (create-fontset-from-fontset-spec
>> "-*-*-medium-*-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-startup"), then (make-frame
>> '((width . 81) (height . 50) (right-fringe . 11) (left-fringe . 10)
>> (font . fontset-startup))), this results, with the text I used in my OP,
>> in the "e" in the last occurrence of "testing" being in the *first*
>> column of the continued line, not the second, as you reported -- it
>> cannot be otherwise with that text and frame width 81 instead of 80, at
>> least if the font used has a fixed width (in my case the font is
>> -Adobe-Courier-Medium-R-Normal--12-120-75-75-M-70-ISO8859-1).  But that
>> is the precisely position in which there is no "empty" line (nor
>> continuation arrows) after applying the display property, regardless of
>> whether the character is a space or not.  Are you sure you didn't apply
>> the display property to the first column instead the second?  Or are you
>> using a variable width font?
> I'm not sure now what I did.  But I didn't use your "testing" line,
> your OP just said:
> "2. Type a line of text that extends beyond (window-width) with auto-fill
> mode is disabled so that continuation arrows are displayed in the
> fringes."
> I just typed in random characters.
> But when I try now, I can't see any difference if the second character
> is a space or not.  Sorry for the noise.

No problem, at least we now know we observe the same behavior.  Since
Martin Rudalics also confirmed seeing it under w32, I wonder if RMS may
have tried something different from my recipe, since he reported not
getting the result without continuation arrows.  Richard, if you have
time could you try again and see if you really don't observe the same

Steve Berman

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