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Re: [Orgmode] Using a Square box character for "TODO" and "DONE" states

From: Jason F. McBrayer
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Using a Square box character for "TODO" and "DONE" states in org?
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 17:01:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> On Jul 18, 2008, at 10:14 AM, Jose Robins wrote:
>     I was just thinking today that instead of using "TODO" and "DONE" 
> keywords in org-mode to denote tasks,
>     why not use a square box character (like in task manager apps) to denote 
> a TODO state and a square box
>     with a tick to denote a completed state... That would make the tasks look 
> more intuitive...
>     Since I'm only superficially familiar with UTF and issues with character 
> sets, could someone suggest a
>     method on how to achieve this? I guess, I should be able to copy and 
> paste this character in a customize
>     buffer, right? Any issues with this?
> You can use any characters if you also tell the syntax table that these are 
> word characters.

These characters may be helpful:

☐: U+2610 BALLOT BOX

How helpful they are probably depends on your font; they look good but
small in DejaVu Sans Mono.

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