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Re: colorizing empty space

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: colorizing empty space
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:50:13 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder if there's a way to give all the lines max(paragraph lines)+1
> width using "visual" space, so at least one "visual" space is added on
> the right (shown with x):
> Helloxxxx\n
> therexxxx\n
> everyonex\n
> which can then be colorized with the proper background.  I'd like this
> to happen without actually modifying the text (so if copied it will
> retain the original content), so I was wondering if font-lock or some
> other Emacs wizardry could be used to create this "visual" space effect.

You could make the "xxxx\n" a display string on top of the newline

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