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

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Proportional fonts in the mode line (one month test)
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 22:20:39 +0300
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On 24.11.2021 20:22, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 19:51:09 +0300

It's possible that the crux of the matter is that the monospaced font
has been hand-picked and tweaked over the years, whereas the
proportional one is something automatically selected by the system.

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

Although, on that previous screenshot the comparison was done with 'emacs -Q', meaning it excludes customizations and shows the default look on my system (Ubuntu 20.04).

My actual customization looks weirder how: the font became narrower, see the attachment.

And this effect can be reached with just

  (set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 110 :family "Inconsolata_dz")

I like the mode-line better on this screenshot, though. *shrug* Just not the rest of Emacs.

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