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Re: [O] Show presence of zero width spaces using overlay

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Show presence of zero width spaces using overlay
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 23:11:30 +0200


Kaushal Modi <address@hidden> writes:

> The suggestion to use zero width spaces to sort of "escape" stuff in org
> mode has come up many times. I have started using it a lot and suggest that
> to other people now.
> Here is one such recent QnA on emacs.SE:
> http://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/16702/115
> The OP of that question made a valid point that while using zero width
> spaces is convenient, it is not apparent where it has been used in the
> document.
> To resolve that, I am requesting a feature.
> Can the zero width spaces be optionally represented with something like a
> single space overlay with a colored background (like purple)?
> Making this officially part of org-mode will probably make more people make
> use of it.
> .. Or should people use zero width spaces?

Entities can be used to escape most Org syntax, e.g. 


I see no compelling reason to treat zero width spaces specially.


Nicolas Goaziou

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