[OS X Emacs] Fixed width fonts in mail composition buffer?
skip at pobox.com
skip at pobox.com
Mon Jan 19 11:38:29 EST 2009
>> I tried turning off autoface mode. It did nothing.
David> Trust me, it turns it off.
It had no effect on the current mail composition buffer. I'm returning to a
GNU Emacs derived version of Emacs after using XEmacs for many years. In
XEmacs interface when you select a new font size or font family it
on-the-spot rifles through all the fonts, changing things and it lets you
know about it in the minibuffer. I apologize, but I judge "works" by how
XEmacs did things. I don't expect everyone to understand where I'm coming
>> Is the ChangeLog accessible from inside Aquamacs, maybe from the Help
>> toolbar menu?
David> It appears on first startup after upgrading, and it is accessible
David> as part of the manual.
>> I find the Aquamacs Help more annoying than helpful. It opens up
>> some sort of window which appears to display the an info document.
>> Clicking most links (like "Changes-- 1.6") appears to do nothing.
David> I just did this, clicked on "Changes-- 1.6" and it brought me
David> straight to the list of changes.
Worked this time. Was there perhaps some "compilation" time involved in the
first use which I was impatient enough not to wait for?
>> In addition, that window is always on top of the window stack.
David> Yes, that is a "feature" of the OS X help system. I'm not fond
David> of that feature either.
>> Is there some option for simply viewing info files through a normal
>> Emacs window?
David> No. If someone is interested in implementing that, I think it
David> wouldn't be too hard. The whole manual is available in .tex
David> form, and from that I guess it should be possible to translate it
David> to "info" files somehow.
Can you point me to the code that does this? Why not distribute info files
in addition to or instead of TeX files?
>> Choose another font where? There is more than a single choice (who
>> knows if I'm even looking in approximately the right place):
David> Options -> Appearances -> Font
I now have Courier font in my mail composition buffer. *Much* better.
Things line up nicely, as the gods intended. ;-)
David> If you like to use the customization interface, customize the
David> "default" face (after turning off Autoface). That's just like in
David> any GNU Emacs.
David> Hope that helps.
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