Emacs: Toggle Monospace/Proportional Font

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
Alt+x variable-pitch-mode
Toggle between monospace and proportional font, in current buffer.
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Proportional font is useful for reading info doc, email, etc. Proportional font is easier to read, and shows 20 or more characters per line. It also works great for coding too (except Python). Try it. You may be surprised.

2010-12-01 Thanks to Oscar Carlsson for suggesting variable-pitch-mode.

Emacs Font Setup

Emacs Monospace, Proportional Font