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

From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: Proportional fonts in the mode line (one month test)
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:07:55 -0800

> If the goal is to have Emacs take advantage of its rendering capabilities 
> when run as a graphical application so that it doesn't just look like a 
> terminal window, another option might be to use icons for each element in the 
> U:--- thing. SVGs would be easy to scale for various resolutions/pixel 
> densities and still ensure that they're relatively easy to click. It may also 
> be possible to make icons that are more "obvious"; I doubt most novices could 
> tell you what each of the characters in U:--- mean.
> On the other hand, that's significantly more effort than other solutions, 
> unless someone happens to have appropriate icons sitting around waiting to be 
> used.

That’s a good idea. I never remembered which dash means what, using icons will 
make U:--- much more useful for new users.


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