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Re: On zero width spaces and Org syntax

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: On zero width spaces and Org syntax
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:37:52 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 28.0.50

On 2021-12-04, at 08:22, Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> wrote:

> Marcin Borkowski <mbork@mbork.pl> writes:
>> 2. We modify Emacs itself to somehow highlight the ZWS.  There is (kind
>> of) a precedent – a no-breaking space is already fontified with
>> =nobreak-space= face.  At the very least, make whitespace-mode somehow
>> show ZWSs (which it doesn't now, and I'd probably say it's a bug).
>> I know that my point 2. is a bit controversial, since it could lead to
>> alignment issues where a ZWS is displayed as something with a positive
>> width. OTOH, even now changing the face of a ZWS leads to a narrow
>> (1-pixel wide) line of a different color.  Is there a way to make it
>> a bit stronger?
> We can try to create an accent. Try the following:
> 1. Open new empty org buffer
> 2. Disable font-lock-mode
> 3. M-: (insert (compose-string "a​" nil nil (list ?a '(bl . tl) ?␣)))
> The result will look like on the attached image.

I'm not sure if I like that idea - looks great, but I'd be a bit afraid
of unintended consequences.

Either way, personally I can live with ZWSs in my Org files, so whatever
is decided, it's fine with me.


Marcin Borkowski

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