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Re: modal proportionality, redux

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: modal proportionality, redux
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 13:32:01 +0900 (JST)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
> My impression, from the responses to my earlier post, is that people
> generally favor a proportional width mode-line face (with no other
> changes; in particular without the increased size that shows up in my
> screen snapshots).

> The one caveat is that some thought the dashes in helvetica (the default
> proportional face) too short, and so funny looking when used as they are
> in the mode line.  I can't reproduce this; when I did `emacs -q' and then

>   (set-face-attribute 'mode-line nil :inherit 'variable-pitch)

> I got a helvetica mode-line, with dashes that are *wider* than those in
> the default fixed width font (courier).  I guess there must be severall
> different versions of helvetica out there (the one used on my system is
> `-Adobe-Helvetica-Medium-R-Normal--12-120-75-75-P-67-ISO8859-1').

I tried the same font and found that `*' (asterisk) is too
small and is not at the middle of the line, but at too high
place.  I remember someone said the same thing.  And, I
personally don't like that appearance.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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