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Re: Tick Reduction

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Tick Reduction
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:48:15 +0200

> From: Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 07:50:18 +0100
> Cc: Emacs developers <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> >> Might be worth trying, although I don't find examples of using
> >> proportional fonts in Emacs that I like often.
> Could it be that you are using a suboptimal font?  In my experience,
> finding a really good one makes a big difference.

If finding such good fonts is a significant effort, we could have
users complain about ugly display because they didn't invest that
effort.  This stuff should work OOTB as much as possible, or else we
should make it opt-in.

> As you Lars pointed out in your thread about proportional fonts in the
> mode line, doing that will also help Emacs look more contemporary.
> There are of course many cases where it just won't work, but in other
> cases it absolutely will.

I think we should indeed improve the alignment and filling
infrastructure as a prerequisite for wider use of variable-pitch fonts
and faces.  I think we have everything we need in the display engine,
it's just a question of making better use of it in Lisp.

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