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RE: [External] : Re: Indentation conventions for Info manuals; recognizi

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: Indentation conventions for Info manuals; recognizing code
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2021 15:33:32 +0000

> > Too bad the translation has to be lossy.  The
> > effect of showing <code>-like stuff is helpful
> > (and is common in technical doc).
> >
> > And something will be needed if we ever hope to
> > allow for variable-pitch text for most regular
> > text while using fixed-pitch for places it makes
> > sense (e.g. code).
> You *want* nice variable-pitch text in Info, so you *ask for* a way to
> distinguish code from body text in the Info output format, but what
> you really *need* is the HTML output and a convenient browser for
> that.

Actually, I do *want* (in addition to Info in Emacs)
HTML manuals - and we already have that.

We *need*, I think, an ability to (optionally) use
variable-pitch for most text in Info (in Emacs) and
fixed-pitch for some text, such as code, examples
of user input/output, shell use, ASCII art etc.

All that I find (so far) missing for this is an
ability to recognize the latter, apart from `...',
<...>, function/macro/etc. header lines, etc.

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