Commit 83eceec0 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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Format Faces: Update info on `fixed' face

since we do support variable width now.
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The @code{excerpt} face is intended for quotations. This face is the
same as @code{italic} unless you customize it (@pxref{Face Customization}).
The @code{fixed} face is meant to say, ``Use a fixed-width font for this
part of the text.'' Emacs currently supports only fixed-width fonts;
therefore, the @code{fixed} annotation is not necessary now. However,
we plan to support variable width fonts in future Emacs versions, and
other systems that display text/enriched format may not use a
fixed-width font as the default. So if you specifically want a certain
part of the text to use a fixed-width font, you should specify the
The @code{fixed} face means, ``Use a fixed-width font for this part
of the text.'' This makes a visible difference only if you have
specified a variable-width font in the default face; however, even if
the default font is fixed-width, applying the @code{fixed} face to a
part of the text will cause that part of the text to appear in a
fixed-width font, if the file is ever displayed with a variable-width
default font. This applies to Emacs and to other systems that display
text/enriched format. So if you specifically want a certain part of
the text to use a fixed-width font, you should specify the
@code{fixed} face for that part.
The @code{fixed} face is normally defined to use a different font from
the default. However, different systems have different fonts installed,
so you may need to customize this.
The @code{fixed} face is normally set up to use a different font
from the default, even if the default face is also fixed-width.
Different systems have different fonts installed, so you may need to
customize this. @xref{Face Customization}.
If your terminal cannot display different faces, you will not be able
to see them, but you can still edit documents containing faces. You can
even add faces and colors to documents. They will be visible when the
file is viewed on a terminal that can display them.
If your terminal cannot display different faces, you will not be
able to see them, but you can still edit documents containing faces,
and even add faces and colors to documents. The faces you specify
will be visible when the file is viewed on a terminal that can display
them.
@node Format Colors
@subsection Colors in Formatted Text
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