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Re: display of TAB character


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: display of TAB character
Date: 27 Nov 2003 08:45:17 +0200

> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 00:15:35 +0100 (MET)
> From: address@hidden
> 
> In http://www.jwz.org/doc/tabs-vs-spaces.html Jamie Zawinski
> writes concerning the display of the TAB character:
> 
>     A third interpretation is for the ASCII TAB character to mean
>     ``indent to the next tab stop,'' where the tab stops are set
>     arbitrarily: they might not necessarily be equally distanced from
>     each other. Most word processors can do this; 
>     Emacs can do this. I don't think vi can do this, but I'm not sure.
> 
> I was unable to find out how to do this.

How did you look?  I typed "i tab stops" in the Emacs manual and was
immediately placed in the section which explains how to set the tab
stops.  I think that's what Jamie meant in the quoted fragment, but
I'm not sure if this does what you want.  Does it?





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