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By: Greg Akers       
Date: Feb 20,2019 at 19:23
In Response to: columnar blocks (Steve Rawling)

> > >
> > > I feel comfortable blaming Steve Jobs, a great fan of
> > > calligraphy (well, so am I, hence the rant!) since he
> > > has repeatedly opted for cool, aesthetic, cosmetic, elitist,
> > > minimalist solutions, at the cost of precision and clarity.
> > >
> > [RANT]
> > And I am no fan of hard carriage returns in text strings that may
> > actually wrap differently than the author intends on different
> devices.
> >
> > I blame Al Gore for inventing the internet. ;-)
> >
> > [/RANT]
> So Greg, how do you do a columnar block for cut/copy or even viewing
> when its a proportional font?
> This is a snippet of some of todays data that I am processing, first in
> calabri then in courier. It is why I continue to use fixed fonts.
> And oh yeah. Has anyone tried configuring ZTW to use proportional
> fonts? :-)

I have experimented a little different fonts in ZTW. And, as you'd expect, proportional fonts give a very difficult to read screen with various lines being various lengths.

Funny you should ask about copying columnar blocks, since XTG was the first software I found to do that when viewing text files! I was SO glad to see that ZTW also did it, too. Or, perhaps it's just a function of console mode? But, yeah, I don't know a good way to do that if the text is proportional.

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