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Re: Display certain glyphs with paddings on the side

From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: Display certain glyphs with paddings on the side
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 10:49:59 -0500

> I'll welcome patches to that effect, of course.
> Personally, I don't think I have a clear idea what is the feature we
> should implement.  First, how does users tell Emacs they want this to
> happen?  Do we introduce some buffer-local variable or a minor mode?
> Next, what exactly should the feature do? override the width of each
> glyph with an integral multiple of the width of the default face's
> font?  If so, what to do when the default face's font is not a
> fixed-pitch font?  And should we do the same if the font to be widened
> is also larger in height (i.e. we are talking about something like
> chapter and section headings in Info)?
> IOW, I think we need first to come up with a detailed specification,
> so that we have a clear idea of what needs to be implemented.  I
> encourage people to file a feature request bug report on debbugs.

I don’t think I’m skilled enough to provide a patch, but I will think about 
this feature and report a more detailed feature request. 


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