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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:32:24 +0300

> From: Tomas Hlavaty <tom@logand.com>
> Cc: sb@dod.no, rms@gnu.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:15:50 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > See window-text-pixel-size as one example of what we have.  The
> > underlying functionality is even more powerful.
> (window-text-pixel-size) returns nonsense in console.

It does?  Can you show an example?  Or, better yet, make a bug report
about the problematic case(s)?

> >> > We already can display such thin lines, see, for example, help-fns.el
> >> > (search for ":height").  No X-level graphics is needed.
> X graphics is seems to be needed.

You need a GUI frame (not necessarily on X), but that's all.  There's
no need to expose Xlib calls to Lisp, which was what the original
question was about.

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