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Re: Red text in Emacs 23


From: John Halton
Subject: Re: Red text in Emacs 23
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 01:53:42 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 27, 9:44 am, John  Halton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Feb 25, 6:44 am, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 3:50 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > On Feb 23, 11:16 am, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> > > wrote:
> > >> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 11:39 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> > >> > I'm running Emacs 23.0.60.1 under EmacsW32 for Windows XP. On a lot of
> > >> > buffers, the font face turns to red part-way through the buffer. This
> > >> > can typically be cleared by hitting "page up" or "page down",
> > >> > restoring the normal font colours.
>
> > >> > Is this a feature, or is it likely to be a bug? If the former, how do
> > >> > I disable it? If the latter, do you know if this is an Emacs issue or
> > >> > should I report it to the EmacsW32 people?
>
> > >> Sounds like a problem with nXhtml (which comes with EmacsW32). Can you
> > >> please send an example file?
>
> > > Thanks for the response. I'm not sure it has anything to do with
> > > nXhtml (tried using nXhtml just now, without any problems). It seems
> > > to affect other modes. For example, if I run "M-x about-emacs" then
> > > the "*About GNU Emacs*" buffer is affected by this. In this case, the
> > > text turns red from "E564" (in "LENNART-69DE564") onwards.
>
> > > It also affects more unusual, non-standard modes such as twitter.el
> > > and tagged.el, which is what made me wonder if this is due to some
> > > feature to highlight coding that is incompatible with Emacs 23 or
> > > something.
>
> > Does it happen without your init files, ie if you start with
>
> >    emacs -Q
>
> Ah! No, it doesn't. Will have a ferret around in my init files and see
> if there might be anything there. Do any general suggestions come to
> mind? My init.el files are a bit complicated to post here, though I
> can if necessary.

Disregard previous message. Have tracked down the problem - was a
fonts issue. Have disabled the relevant line in my init.el until I
have time/inclination to work out what the problem is.

This thread can now be treated as closed - thanks for your help. (And
thanks also for EmacsW32 generally - I couldn't be without it, esp. on
my work PC.)

John


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