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Re: 23.0.60; Echo Area Face

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; Echo Area Face
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 23:55:41 -0600
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20080421)

Stefan Monnier wrote:
I was experimenting with Miles Baders new face remapping functionality
and tried to display the minibuffer/echo area in a smaller font size.

This does the job for minibuffer-iteraction:

(add-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook 'set-minibuffer-face)

(defun set-minibuffer-face ()
    (set (make-local-variable 'face-remapping-alist)
       '((default :family "DejaVu Sans" :height 0.75))))

but there doesn't seem a way to influence the display of messages
displayed in the minibuffer. I tought the above would take care of it. I
know the minibuffer is somewhat special. How do I set a buffer local
variable for it?

I thought that maybe the following hack I've been using for ages (to add
special key bindings to my minibuffer-only frame, such as `f' to
find-file-other-frame) would work as well but it doesn't because the
echo messages are displayed in the same window as the minibuffers, but
in diferent buffers.

(add-hook 'minibuffer-exit-hook
          (lambda ()
            (with-current-buffer (window-buffer (minibuffer-window))
              (set (make-local-variable 'face-remapping-alist)
                   '((default :family "DejaVu Sans" :height 0.75))))))

so you'll need to set this var in all the " *Echo Area N*" buffers,
which is rather ugly.  I don't know how many of them there can be:
I only see 2 here (the 0 and the 1), but maybe there can be more (tho
maybe not, since there can't be recursive echo area messages AFAIK),

There can not be more than 2: the dual echo area buffers are hard-coded
in xdisp.c.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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