Subject: More on format=flowed
Date: Sunday 2nd January 2011 15:59:20 UTC (over 7 years ago)
In my quest for format=flowed, I *think* I've come up with a workable solution by using the following: --- (defun harden-newlines () (save-excursion (goto-char (point-min)) (while (search-forward "\n" nil t) (put-text-property (1- (point)) (point) 'hard t)))) (setq fill-flowed-display-column nil) (add-hook 'message-setup-hook (lambda () (when message-this-is-mail (turn-off-auto-fill) (setq truncate-lines nil word-wrap t use-hard-newlines t)))) (add-hook 'message-send-hook (lambda () (when use-hard-newlines (harden-newlines)))) (add-hook 'gnus-article-mode-hook (lambda () (setq truncate-lines nil word-wrap t))) --- The idea behind it: - `fill-flowed-display-column' will unwrap flowed message as expected. Apparently, the current code in flow-fill.el has problems with long quoted text (not all lines are correctly unfolded, but this doesn't affect the usability of the message). - `gnus-article-mode-hook' will wrap flowed messages using word-wrap instead. This works nicely. - In `message-setup-hook' again we turn on the built-in worp-wrap, disable auto-fill and set use-hard-newlines silently. Those are set for mail messages only, though I've verified that flowed messages also work on gmane groups (gmane.test). - The magic is really done i `message-send-hook', where all newlines are replaced with hard newlines. This way the existing message, and more importantly, pasted text lacking 'hard' newlines will be preserved. All long lines will be wrapped at `fill-flowed-encode-column' since `use-hard-newlines' was already turned on earlier. That's *much* harder than calling (use-hard-newlines) to use format=flowed all around. Yet, it seems to work. Maybe. Comments?