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Re: make variable-pitch-mode pretty like eww?


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: make variable-pitch-mode pretty like eww?
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:41:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Eww is really good at making nice proportional-font "columns".  Is it
> possible to leverage eww’s pixel alignment in "normal" text documents
> when I use variable-pitch-mode?
>
> Preferably, I’d like my align-fill’ed lines to be "reflowed" into nice
> columns.  Alternatively, I could have a single paragraph per line if
> something like visual-line-mode could be tamed to make "reasonable"
> columns, like eww.

That should not be hard, but somebody would have to do it (maybe create
a bug report if none about this exists yet).

What eww does is quite simple: it walks through the text line by
line, looks how wide the text is and adds line breaks etc.  You could
probably reuse most of eww's code.


Michael.



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