Commit b86be617 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Truncation): Clean up previous change.

parent a0f3035d
2006-07-09 Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* display.texi (Truncation): Clean up previous change.
2006-07-08 Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* commands.texi (Interactive Call): Use 3 as prefix in example
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@cindex @samp{$} in display
@cindex @samp{\} in display
When a line of text extends beyond the right edge of a window, the
line can either be continued on the next screen line, or truncated to
one screen line. The additional screen lines used to display a long
text line are called @dfn{continuation} lines. Normally, tiny arrow images
are displayed in the window fringes to indicate truncated and continued
lines (*note Fringes).
On a text terminal, a `$' in the rightmost column of the window
indicates truncation; a `\' on the rightmost column indicates a
continued line that "wraps" onto the next line. (The display table can
specify alternative indicators; see *Note Display Tables.)
On a graphical display, the @samp{$} and @samp{\} indicators are
replaced with arrow images displayed in the window fringes
(@pxref{Fringes}).
Note that continuation is different from filling; continuation happens
on the screen only, not in the buffer contents, and it breaks a line
precisely at the right margin, not at a word boundary. @xref{Filling}.
When a line of text extends beyond the right edge of a window, Emacs
can @dfn{continue} the line (make it ``wrap'' to the next screen
line), or @dfn{truncate} the line (limit it to one screen line). The
additional screen lines used to display a long text line are called
@dfn{continuation} lines. Continuation is not the same as filling;
continuation happens on the screen only, not in the buffer contents,
and it breaks a line precisely at the right margin, not at a word
boundary. @xref{Filling}.
On a graphical display, tiny arrow images in the window fringes
indicate truncated and continued lines (@pxref{Fringes}). On a text
terminal, a @samp{$} in the rightmost column of the window indicates
truncation; a @samp{\} on the rightmost column indicates a line that
``wraps''. (The display table can specify alternate characters to use
for this; @pxref{Display Tables}).
@defopt truncate-lines
This buffer-local variable controls how Emacs displays lines that extend
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