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From: Marcin Borkowski <mbork@mbork.pl>
To: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
Cc: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>,
	orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: On zero width spaces and Org syntax
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:37:52 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ee6smftb.fsf@mbork.pl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <877dckg7gp.fsf@localhost>

On 2021-12-04, at 08:22, Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> wrote:

> Marcin Borkowski <mbork@mbork.pl> writes:
>> 2. We modify Emacs itself to somehow highlight the ZWS.  There is (kind
>> of) a precedent – a no-breaking space is already fontified with
>> =nobreak-space= face.  At the very least, make whitespace-mode somehow
>> show ZWSs (which it doesn't now, and I'd probably say it's a bug).
>> I know that my point 2. is a bit controversial, since it could lead to
>> alignment issues where a ZWS is displayed as something with a positive
>> width. OTOH, even now changing the face of a ZWS leads to a narrow
>> (1-pixel wide) line of a different color.  Is there a way to make it
>> a bit stronger?
> We can try to create an accent. Try the following:
> 1. Open new empty org buffer
> 2. Disable font-lock-mode
> 3. M-: (insert (compose-string "a​" nil nil (list ?a '(bl . tl) ?␣)))
> The result will look like on the attached image.

I'm not sure if I like that idea - looks great, but I'd be a bit afraid
of unintended consequences.

Either way, personally I can live with ZWSs in my Org files, so whatever
is decided, it's fine with me.


Marcin Borkowski

  reply	other threads:[~2021-12-04 17:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-03 12:48 On zero width spaces and Org syntax Juan Manuel Macías
2021-12-03 19:03 ` Greg Minshall
2021-12-03 20:30   ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-12-03 21:48 ` Tim Cross
2021-12-04  1:26   ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-12-04  4:04     ` Tom Gillespie
2021-12-04  5:29       ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-12-04 15:26   ` Max Nikulin
2021-12-04 20:29     ` Tim Cross
2021-12-06 11:40   ` Eric S Fraga
2021-12-04  6:43 ` Marcin Borkowski
2021-12-04  7:22   ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-12-04 17:37     ` Marcin Borkowski [this message]
2021-12-06 16:01   ` Robert Pluim
2021-12-06 16:42     ` Greg Minshall

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