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Re: Tick Reduction

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Tick Reduction
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 18:24:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> You want to make a proportional font look like a monospaced one?
> Wouldn't that basically throw away all the advantages of using a
> proportional font?  I though we want proportional fonts there because
> they look nicer and more natural?

This would only be used for the U:-- bit at the front and for the
line/column specs.  For the latter, there should be no visual
difference for virtually all fonts, but for the former, it'll typically
add some space after the - characters.

> You can try this by adding SPC characters with (space :align-to)
> display specs on them after each character in text that uses a
> variable-pitch face.

In the mode line we don't know what to align to.

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