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Re: Any new method to deal with Emacs Fonts settings puzzles nearly ever

From: Feng Shu
Subject: Re: Any new method to deal with Emacs Fonts settings puzzles nearly every Chinese emacser?
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 16:24:33 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
>> Cc: "Feng Shu" <tumashu@163.com>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 15:36:14 +0800
>> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>> > Something like that, yes.  But mainly I wonder how do other GUI
>> > applications solve this.  Emacs cannot be the first one to bump into
>> > this problem.
>> They define the height of their bars to some constant value not
>> determined by the size of the text.
> What do you mean by "bars"?

Do this like box in latex?

A box in the TeX term for an invisible container that can hold a visible 

> And I believe the issue was more general than just the height of the
> mode line and the mini-window.  The issue was how to make sure the CJK
> wide characters take exactly twice the width of Latin characters in a
> fixed-pitch font.  The height issue is sometimes _caused_ by the width
> issue: users specify a larger CJK font to satisfy the width
> requirement, and then have the problem with height because of the
> larger font.
> So my question was about both issues: the width and the height.  The
> later should also be solved in the body of the window, not just in
> mode-line and header-line parts, I believe.
> If anyone knows or could find out how other applications solve these
> issues, it could help us come up with ideas that are not only useful,
> but also help users by presenting similar solutions to what they are
> already used to.

Your are right, the problem is just like you said. :-)


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