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Re: Font slants

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Font slants
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2008 21:44:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>> On a related note, what's the story behind these settings?
>>> (defcustom font-swidth-table
>>> '((ultracondensed . 50) (ultra-condensed . 51)
>>> ...
>>> Why do we have a practically indistinguishable difference between
>>> ultracondensed and ultra-condensed?  Similarly with several other
>>> symbols in these alists.
>> Try to change it (or check vc-annotate) to see why: it needs to be
>> bijective (ie. reversible).

> Would it be possible for Emacs to change all occurrences of
> `ultracondensed' to `ultra-condensed' internally?  That would also
> eliminate the annoyance of having a value menu within Customize that
> gives separate choices for `ultracondensed' and `ultra-condensed'.

What we could do is to keep (in the new internal vector format) the
original names along side the numbers.  This way the conversion
back can recover the original name without forcing the numbers to
be unique.

What do you think, Handa san?


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