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Re: Buggy WITH-TEXT-STYLE Macro??

   Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1992 09:49:07 +0100

   Well -- to switch merging off is too much of a good thing, as I might as
   well want to merge the text styles in e.g. the size attribute. To allow
   :bold and :italic, it would be necessary to define something like (:bold
   nil) or
   (nil :italic) as face specifiers, but treat them as not fully specified
   specifiers, where merging should be applied.

   - Stefan Bernemann   (

How about separating the "weight" of the font (i.e, bold, non-bold)
from the "slant" of the font (i.e., italic, roman) and having a text
style specified as a quadruple (family, slant, weight, size)?  Then,
the algorithm for merging remains the same.

Meir Laker

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center



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