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Re: Proportional fonts in the mode line (one month test)

From: Yuri D'Elia
Subject: Re: Proportional fonts in the mode line (one month test)
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:25:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Nov 24 2021, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> I've now switched master over to defaulting to proportional fonts in the
> mode line.  Customise the `mode-line' face to get the old look back.

The hardest part of playing with the various faces for me is finding
groups that go well together.

For example, I really like the idea of having default and fixed-pitch
being two different stylistic choices. However, good luck finding two
distinct faces that have the same (absolutely identical) metrics.

There are only very few fonts where this can work well. Iosevka is one,
for example. Although the difference in stylistic sets are quite subtle,
so the distinction is not that strong either.

Having the minibuffer change in height because fixed-pitch occasionally
displays some additional hints is quite jarring, and the main reason
every time I try to customize default/fixed-pitch I end up setting them
to the same value.

I don't mind an individual line changing width so much by contrast. Also
the mode-line doesn't really have anything that I need to be aligned.

I'm giving this a shot.

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