Zero-width characters in 3.7 (and maybe earlier)
Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org
Fri Apr 30 15:59:51 UTC 2004
> I just finished a sparring session with Unix during which I found it really frustrating not to be able to see or select linefeeds, since they have zero width in the default font. Back in the old days I remember writing a big do-it which ran around and ensured that all the default fonts had widths of at least 1 for their undefined glyphs.
> My question is: Was this a good thing and no one has had the time yet to do it for the new fonts?
> If so I might be willing to perform this enhancement again.
> If not, I'm curious why (just point me at the archives if it has
> all been hashed over before).
I don't like it either. The m17n package for 3.7 alpha does the
same hack to make them have one pixel width.
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