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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Proportional fonts in the mode line (one month test)
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 19:54:13 +0200

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
> Cc: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 18:26:36 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > Most probably.  The font selected here is also but-ugly.  It was OK
> > for small stretches of text we used variable-pitch until now, but when
> > the entire mode line is using it, it's just too much, to my
> > (un)liking.
> We should try to pick better proportional fonts, it sounds like.  The
> fonts picked on Debian and Macos look pretty good to me, so perhaps this
> is mostly a problem on Windows?

How do we pick better proportional fonts, when we don't want to
mention their names in Emacs unless they are free fonts?  Windows
systems usually don't come with free fonts, and installing such fonts
for an unprivileged user becomes harder and harder by the minute in
today's paranoid world with its CISO characters covering their butt by
denying users even the most elementary access rights to their systems.

> > Mine is much uglier.
> Could you post a screenshot?


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