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Advanced Programming Mode Implementation

A year and a half ago I mentioned Christopher Wellons’ excellent tutorial on writing a minor mode. Now David Christiansen looks at some of the advanced aspects of implementing programming modes. As with Wellons’ post, Christiansen is documenting the things … Continue reading

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Emacs Themes

I started using Emacs before there was any real support for themes so I just selected the default light configuration. I made a few tweaks like making the cursor a red bar but didn’t do much fiddling otherwise. About three … Continue reading

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Unicode Font Redux

A couple of days ago I wrote about finally solving a long standing Emacs problem involving missing glyphs in my default font. I was really happy to have the problem resolved. So pleased I wrote about it in glowing terms. … Continue reading

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Fast Toggling Emacs Modes

Over at Endless Parentheses, which I’ve mentioned before, Artur Malabarba has a really good idea. He shows how to define a custom key map that he uses to toggle modes that he uses frequently. He binds the commands to the … Continue reading

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Backup Fonts for Unicode Glyphs

Trey Harris posed a question on the Google+ Emacs Community that’s been bothering me for some time. I use the terrific Inconsolata as the default for monospaced fonts but many of the Unicode glyphs are missing. Mac OS X takes … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Emacs Golf!

It’s been a while since Irreal has had an EmacsGolf challenge but yesterday’s post on Programming Silliness suggested a nice one. When I ran the grep, I got A a aa Ab aba … faff fe fed fee feed The … Continue reading

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Résumés with Markdown or Org-mode

Continuing with our theme of using Emacs for writing rather than coding, Mark Szepieniec and Christophe-Marie Duquesne have a couple of nice posts about writing your résumé in Markdown and then exporting it to the desired format with Pandoc. There’s … Continue reading

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Creative Writing with Emacs

Like many (most?) Emacs users, I do all my writing with Emacs. This mostly involves Org-mode but even when it doesn’t I’m still in some sort of Emacs buffer. I just came across this old Stack Exchange post asking about … Continue reading

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Bad Spellers and Typists Rejoice

Some people are bad spellers or at least consistently have trouble with certain words. Others can spell but are poor typists and constantly mistype words. Some, I suppose, fall into both categories. If any of this describes you, don’t despair: … Continue reading

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Literate Programming and Your Emacs Configuration

My init.el isn’t very organized. Partly, that’s because I like having a single file rather than the multitude of special configuration files that many of my Emacs heroes prefer. But even given that it’s a single file, it’s not really … Continue reading

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