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Re: Using proportional (variable-width) fonts in Emacs23


From: rusi
Subject: Re: Using proportional (variable-width) fonts in Emacs23
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:00:05 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 29, 4:58 am, Uday Reddy <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 3/28/2011 7:30 PM, Tassilo Horn wrote:
>
> >> I'm using Emacs 23 now and LOVE using proportional fonts! (AKA
> >> variable width fonts.)  It FINALLY makes Emacs look beautiful, makes
> >> text easy to read.
>
> > That's a purely subjective feeling. ;-)
>
> Well, my subjective feeling is that I read better if the text is in
> proportional font, and I can write better if it is in monospace.  

This is an interesting observation. (Especially the second part)
Do you have a clue why?

> But I
> make a lot of typos when I write (usually at the level of words rather
> than characters), and I notice those typos only if I read the text back
> in proportional font.  Go figure.
>
> Probably comes from all those years of reading books type set in awful
> proportional fonts ;-)

Tsk Tsk... Spoilt by these bad habits :-)



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