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Re: Someting with Emacs visual-line-mode

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: Someting with Emacs visual-line-mode
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:09:03 -0700

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM, suvayu ali <> wrote:
> On 13 September 2010 17:43, Lennart Borgman <> wrote:
>> I do not think he wanted visual line mode to be turned off. Why do you
>> say so? FanQing said the line should break, but that it should break
>> at the last Chinese character before the window boundary..
> Isn't that the same behaviour as `truncate-lines' set to `nil'?

The behavior you get with truncate-lines set to nil, word-wrap set to
nil, and visual-line-mode set to t is what I think he's looking for
with respect to Chinese characters.

What he's really asking for is for Chinese characters to not "stick
together" like English (etc.) characters do when word-wrap is on.
That would take me by surprise if I had embedded a few Chinese
characters into some English text I was writing and Emacs broke the
line between them, because I'm not used to seeing words that are
"breakable" but not normally separated by a space.  I don't know what
the best way would be to handle that   I'm sure there are different
rules for different languages that I don't even know about, and all
word-wrap does not is look for the last tab or space.

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