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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:03:51 +0100

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
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       I wish I could specify fonts in Emacs in a way that would
       really be useful in making such a document.

    Are you referring to  customize-face  or something else (such
    as, e.g., .Xresources/XLFD/XFT processing)?

I mean a simple way to put some text in a different font, such as a
14-point bold font for a title, and have it (1) display on the screen
in that font and (2) have that markup saved in the file.

Emacs can already display a piece of text in that font, but it lacks a
convenient user-level feature to do this whole job.

Maybe it is worth mentioning here (to avoid confusion) that the convenient user-level feature would be using "styles" as it is normally called in word processords (not direct formatting - which is a kludge you use sometimes when you are short of time, or have not learned to use a word processor yet... ;-) )

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