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Re: Font-lock seemingly interacting with insertion

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Font-lock seemingly interacting with insertion
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:11:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

> > I want to insert a string with a part made bold (using
> > `add-face-text-property').  In certain buffers (e.g. in Fundamental
> > mode) this works, but in some other ones (e.g. in Org-mode or
> > message-mode) it does not.  After turning font-lock off, it works back
> > again.  This means that font-lock kicks in right after inserting and
> > disables my boldface.
> Yes.
> > Is there a way to make it not happen, without turning font lock off?
> Not really.  You can turn off JIT font-lock, but then you will have to
> refontify manually, and I suspect that this would, for you, mean
> "turning off font-lock".

I thought the text property "font-lock-face" was exactly for such
cases.  Isn't it appropriate in this case?


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