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Re: Info menus on text-mode terminals

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info menus on text-mode terminals
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 23:43:34 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 11:34:15 -0400
>     Did someone look lately at how we display Info menus on text-mode
>     terminals?  For example, type "C-h i d m elisp RET".
>     I think this is ugly, especially the way the long descriptions are
>     wrapped.  Here's one example, indented by my by 4 characters (I also
>     capitalized the menu entry name, since in Emacs it stands out in
>     color):
> We were discussing this a month or so ago, trying to figure out how to
> avoid a bunch of different problems.  I think that one very general
> refilling mechanism is applied to the entire Info file, and that it
> uses heuristics to find the paragraph breaks that should be
> maintained.

I think the discussions you mentioned was about *info* buffers on X
and similar windowing systems.  I can hardly believe that the current
display of menus on text terminals looks like it does by some design.
It's more probably an oversight or a bug.

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