Emacs Glyphs (and their bugs)
I probably shouldn't, but I like Emacs glyphs too much...
1. The red star glyph
...is essential for eev, and it works very well - no
The best way to understand how these red stars are used is watch a video called "eepitch: a way to control shell-like programs from Emacs" (links here). The main ideas appear in these screenshots,
and in the eepitch tutorial.
2. Glyphs for formfeed, backspace, and friends
I used to set by default all these glyphs in the screenshot below - click to enlarge.
Note that there's one for formfeed, another for backspace, etc -
then I realized that these are just cosmetic changes, that
shouldn't be forced on users. Only two of them are important - the
3. The green guillemets (glyphs for anchors)
Almost all of my big files are indexed using "
The idea of "anchors" is explained here,
The screenshot at the left below shows how these green guillemets
appear in a non-buggy Emacs (Emacs23); the one at the right
shows a very weird bug in recent Emacsen - the guillemets only appear
in green in the echo area! Note how the cursor is on a non-green "
4. Glyphs for (La)TeX
I sometimes use glyphs - heavily! - to typeset maths. The
screenshots below, taken on Emacs23 (i.e., non-buggy), show, from left
to right, how 1)
(By the way, LuaTeX supports only unicode/utf-8, so to port these things to LuaTeX I'll have to make lots of changes on my Emacs code, on Dednat, and on my LaTeX style files... I'll have to stop using some 1-byte glyphs, and add support for 2-byte glyphs...)
5. Glyphs for ASCII maths
I have also added some support for glyphs to BlogMe - the source in the screenshot below becomes this, and, with the help of PrinceXML (which is gratis, but non-free), this PDF.
6. Modified fonts for Linux VTs
(This is just a curiosity - I haven't used this in ages). Until a few years ago I used to use Linux VTs almost all the time, and X just for a few applications... and I made tweaked fonts, with lots of special math chars. Screenshots,
7. A bug report