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Re: Where is the vertical-border char set?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Where is the vertical-border char set?
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:21:45 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Trent W. Buck)
> Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:55:52 +1000
> Stupidly, I started doing this today:
>     (setq mode-line-end-spaces (make-string 1024 ?─))
> It makes the modeline look prettier (except when it doesn't).
> The 1024 is arbitrary, it replaces %- (infinite MINUS HYPHEN).
> I can't see how to ask for infinity of an arbitrary codepoint.

What's wrong with 1024?  If that might be too few, enlarge it.

> I want to do the same thing for the vertical-border character,

I hope by "do the same thing" you do NOT mean to have 1024 characters
as the border, but rather replace "|" with some non-ASCII character.

> Where do I set that?

It hides in one of the extra slots of the display table.  See the node
"Display Tables" in the ELisp manual.

> CAN I set that?

Yes, something like

  (set-display-table-slot (setq standard-display-table (make-display-table))
                          'vertical-border ?│)

But beware: the character you use must be encodable by your
terminal-coding-system, otherwise you will get a question mark "?"
instead of your fancy character.

(Personally, I question the utility of doing what you want, but that's

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