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Re: proportional fonts for code editing

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: proportional fonts for code editing
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 16:07:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 19 May 2007 18:26:14 +0530 Rustom Mody wrote:

> I have recently discovered proportional fonts and find that I can get
> more out of my 15 inch monitor with a proportional font than with the
> default. [I also tried fixed but its a bit too small]

If it's a TFT try rotating it.

> However for editing code, the spaces (at the left) are so narrow that
> it hardly shows the indentation.
> Are there any modes/tips for using using proportional fonts in
> gnu-emacs that make code editing easier?
> Ideally I would like a mode that makes spaces at the beginning of the
> line fatter, or else at least all spaces fatter than the default.

Not tested but should work:

   'c-mode                         ; same with other modes
   '(("^[[:space:]]*" 0 default))) ; use some face with a bigger or fixed font 


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