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Re: master d014a5e: Use fixed-pitch font for display-line-numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: master d014a5e: Use fixed-pitch font for display-line-numbers
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:02:24 +0300

> From: Yuri Khan <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:07:21 +0700
> Cc: Mark Oteiza <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 10:57 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> Maybe, but the name ‘fixed-pitch-serif’ suggests a particular
> >> presentation (a serif font), while ‘fixed-pitch’ does not.
> >
> > AFAIU, fixed-pitch just means Sans Serif, so it is also a particular
> > presentation in that sense.
> The name ‘fixed-pitch’ literally means only the fixedness of pitch and
> says nothing about presence or absence of serifs.

The name alone might suggest that, but the code tells a different
story.  I thought you looked in the code and saw there something I
missed, thus my questions.

> Anyway, with that history, it should not be used for line numbers,
> which should strive to use the same typeface as default if at all
> possible.

I did strive, as "git log" will show.  That's the best I could come up
with, without complicating this stuff even more.  IMO, it's not that
bad, so "should not be used for line numbers" sounds a bit radical to

> Having three different typefaces for the buffer text, line numbers,
> and menu bar, is just offensive.

You forgot tooltips and the font used for the caption bar.

> > And fixed-pitch definitely doesn't yield the
> > same font as the default face on my system.
> I would suggest that is a bug.

It's not a bug, since the code was written to produce that effect.  (I
think similar issue happens in the NS build.)

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