Tweaking the modeline characters for a minor mode

The modeline characters (call the lighter in Emacs terms) weren’t displaying correctly on my system for this excellent plugin. A cent sign should have been displayed but instead ” \242″ was displayed. ‘forcer’ in #emacs explained that those display settings are stored in ‘minor-mode-alist’ so we can modify them. I added this code at the end of my config:

(let ((ccm-cons (assoc 'centered-cursor-mode minor-mode-alist)))
  (when ccm-cons
    (setcdr ccm-cons '(" ccm"))))