[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: modal proportionality, redux

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: modal proportionality, redux
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:49:56 -0400

> Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
> > [actually, times has a very nice asterisk, but I assume we're sticking
> >  with sans-serif fonts here]
> > I also think lucida looks very nice (not just the asterisk; it seems to
> > have fewer extremes than helvetica, and generally suitable for this sort
> > of use).  Does it come standard with all X distributions?
> As far as I know, all recent X systems have lucida fonts.
> They are included even in Open Windows of SunOS 4.1.2.
> I still prefer asterisks of such fixed-width fonts as 6x13,
> 7x13, and those included in intlfonts.  They display
> asterisks at the middle or near the middle of lines, which
> very well harmonize with `-' and `%' at `mode-line-modified'
> part of the modeline..
> So, ideally, it seems good to me to use lucida for the face
> `mode-line', but use the default font only for
> `mode-line-modified'.

I'd mostly agree, except for the fact that Helvetica menus plus
Courier text plus Lucida mode-line makes the whole thing kind of
baroque (similar to papers written by someone who just discovered
the "wonders" of Word).


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]