On 18/04/2021 05.23, David T-G wrote:
Carlos, et al --
...and then Carlos E. R. said...
% El 2021-04-15 a las 12:10 -0300, Marco Calistri escribió:
% >Use fixed width characters for simple text messages
% That's specially bad in a computer related mail list. Tell me how
% you see this:
That's bad? I would think that that it is GOOD. Why would proportional
fonts be better than fixed on a computer list? I can think of countless
occasions when someone tried to list some code (indentation), point to a
piece of a line above (lots of spacing/tabbing), draw a picture (spacing
plus chars of different thicknesses), and so on that crash horribly under
Exactly, that's the issue. Wait, maybe I misunderstood what he said :-?
Yeah, I did.
My mind read a different thing that what the letter said :-(
My mind interpreted "use proportional font".
% | |
% | |
% | |----> Ascii Drawing.
% | 1
% | |
It looks like a lovely box to me, of course (save for the "1" oops),
because I use a fixed-with font :-)
Soooooo ... Confusion? Typo? Or a real opinion that proportional is
better than fixed? Just curious, with a dash of confused ...
Confusion. Thanks for noticing...
(yes, you also noticed the "1" oops. The "|" in the Spanish keyboard
on the "1" key + [AltGr]), and depending on the font (I'm playing with
font changes to find the proper one) it is not very visible).
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 15.2 x86_64 at Telcontar)