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Re: Calendar & proportional fonts

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: Calendar & proportional fonts
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:00:13 +0200

Am 30.09.2012 um 14:35 schrieb hairryharry:

> Any ideas or pointers would be gratefully received.

Maybe the Emacs Lisp Manual offers some pointers how to position characters by 
a fraction of character width.

Does it help to assume that GNU Emacs is not a graphical editor but works 
character oriented?

Leave it fixed width fonts! Then it's easier to understand why GNU Emacs offers 
functions to operate on columns of text.

In last millennium there was a time when you could find in the category 
"state-of-the-art" alpha-numerical text terminals which offered on 25 different 
lines space for exactly 80 characters. No-one more, no-one less. And each 
character the same size. That's the time when the GNU Emacs his or her story 
started. And that's the time when you could buy mechanical typewriters. See:



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