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Re: Turning off colorization

From: N. Jackson
Subject: Re: Turning off colorization
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:55:42 -0400
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At 13:36 -0400 on Thursday 2014-11-06, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: address@hidden (N. Jackson)
>> Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:47:14 -0400
>> After reading this thread, today I tried toggling off font-lock-mode
>> (and global-font-lock-mode) in an unreadable HTML mail buffer to see if
>> that provides a better solution. However it seems to have no effect
>> whatsoever on how the buffer is displayed.
> I'm quite sure HTML colors are not handled by font-lock.  They are
> probably handled by putting explicit color faces on chunks of text,
> under control of the HTML tags/CSS.
> Go to one of the colored places and type
>   M-x describe-text-properties RET
> If you don't see "fontified    t" among the properties, you are not up
> against font-lock.


>> So providing a more intuitive alias for it, or putting it on the
>> menus, would not be helpful (at least in my case).
> I don't think it will help, see above.

Yes. That's what I was trying to say.

What I was also trying to say, and failed to say explicitly, is that
adding, for the benefit of the naive user (me in this case), a function
to toggle "colourisation" (IIRC color-mode was proposed) will not work
if it is just an alias for font-lock-mode.

N. Jackson

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