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Re: Variable pitch text filling

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Variable pitch text filling
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 09:08:48 +0200

> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Jim Porter <jporterbugs@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2021 14:32:08 -0800
> That said, I forgot to mention the most obvious case where the default 
> Emacs configuration already changes the width of elements of the U:--- 
> thing: the newline indicator. For example, DOS newlines are indicated 
> via U(DOS)---. (Unless you're on a Windows/DOS system, that is.)
> I use single-character indicators so that it's easier to cycle through 
> them without clicking on the wrong thing. The default is probably easier 
> to understand for new users, but I find it pretty annoying. Switching to 
> icons here would be a nice improvement if they were all the same width.

It was deliberately designed to annoy and attract attention, because I
was told back then that users might otherwise miss an indication
that's telling them the file has an unusual (a.k.a. "foreign") EOL
format.  If this is no longer an issue nowadays, we could change the
default to be one-character no matter what is the platform.

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