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Re: using glyphs by default in perl-mode

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: using glyphs by default in perl-mode
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 14:39:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Does char-displayable-p detect that this glyph cannot be displayed in
>> your environment?
> It might/should when he uses LANG=C but not when he uses a utf-8 environment.
>> If so, perhaps we could have the cake and eat it, too.
> I don't think we can (even less so if you consider emacsclient use).
> But most of the people I showed it to liked the feature, which is why
> I'd like to keep it ON by default, even though it's obviously not
> a terribly important feature.

Given that the feature breaks on the Linux console, which is a small,
but still a significant target (it probably has more users that a lot of
other systems that emacs still supports) it does not seem like it's a
good idea to have it on.

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