[Trey] recently came across the GNU page: A guided tour of Emacs. It is a gem of an introduction to Emacs. Unlike the help distributed with Emacs (tutorial, FAQ, *info* pages), this tour does a good job illustrating the wide variety of Emacs capabilities
The truth is that I haven’t read the Emacs documentation yet. I will read it, it is on the list. Until then, I’ve relied on other kinds folks to provide answers for my questions. Tommy was kind enough to provide an answer for this one.
Evaluate the following in the scratch buffer:
For more information on Fonts in Emacs on Windows, go here.
Folks running Emacs on Windows (like me) might like to set their font to Lucida Console.
Until I find a tool or documentation on how to write X style font lines, I’ve copied some font-lines from other folks websites.
; (set-default-font "-outline-Lucida Console-normal-r-normal-normal-11-82-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") ; (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-11-82-*-*-c-*-*-ansi-") ; (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-11-82-*-*-c-*-*-#204-") ; (set-default-font "-outline-Lucida Console-normal-r-normal-normal-12-90-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") ; (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-12-90-*-*-c-*-*-ansi- ") ; (set-default-font "-outline-Lucida Console-normal-r-normal-normal-13-78-120-120-c-*-iso10646-1") ; (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-13-97-*-*-c-*-*-ansi-") ; (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-14-*-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") ; (set-default-font "*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-15-*-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1") ; (set-default-font "-*-Lucida Console-normal-r-*-*-16-120-96-96-c-*-iso8859-1")
On Windows XP Pro, the difference in the font-line settings between font-sizes doesn’t seem to make any difference.
Here is the answer.
pabbrev is a yet another package for abbreviation expansion in Emacs. Unlike dabbrev, this one analyzes the contents of the buffers during idle time, and shows potential expansions based on word frequency.
Check it out over at Trey’s place.
Here is a good page that gives VI users the equivalent Emacs commands for very common actions.
This is sure to help those of us making the transition!
Here is an article that documents ten falsehoods about Emacs.
Although pink-bliss.el color theme for Emacs is sure to elicit repressed memories of “Hello Kitty”, the normal confusion about why it exists doesn’t come along with it as you are simply all too lost in the ocean of pink (and pink-compatible) colors.
Color Theme is an Emacs-Lisp package that lets you create and use different color themes within Emacs.
This is probably critical for anyone new to Emacs.
Today I uninstalled VIM.
It is the only way that I will be able to give Emacs a fair shot!
Emacs is a text editor built on top of a Lisp (Elisp) interpreter. The full API of the both text editor and the Lisp interpreter itself is available to the user.
For this reason, along with the fact that there are hundreds and hundreds of useful additions available to Emacs, I am learning it.
There isn’t anything more to it than that!