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Re: how to attach properties to a piece of text?


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: how to attach properties to a piece of text?
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:54:36 +0900

Xah Lee <address@hidden> writes:
> i haven't studied emacs's face, display property etc systems. But
> could anyone give me a rough guide on what function i should use or
> lookup?

`put-text-property'

In particular, you may want the :foreground attribute of the `face'
property.

E.g. try evaluating the following:

   (put-text-property (point) (mark) 'face '(:foreground "green"))

However, note that if the buffer's mode uses font-lock, font-lock will
_override_ any `face' property you set (to be its own); in a font-lock'd
buffer, you can use the `font-lock-face' property instead:

   (put-text-property (point) (mark) 'font-lock-face '(:foreground "green"))


-Miles

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