Re: [Evolution] Line wrap for replies

As always Guenther, fantastic reply!

I do believe that there is a subtle logic bug here -- it has lead to me
sending at least of few long lines ;-)  

Format appears to be defined on a line by line basis.  The most
desirable behavior is for when a line has been deleted (backspace) of
all characters, that the format automatically become "Normal".

Wat do u think evo-devel?  Guenther (I appreciate your opinion)?


On Mon, 2003-08-11 at 21:01, guenther wrote:
When I compose a new e-mail, the lines wrap at 72 characters, but, when
I compose a reply, line wrapping appears to be off:  I have to insert
new lines manually.

How can I force automatic line wrapping for replies?  How can I change
the automatic line width?

In the Composer, there is a dropdown menu right above the text pane for
the paragraph style -- likely showing 'Normal' or 'Preformat'.

'Normal' breaks at 72 chars, whereas 'Preformat' wont break your lines
unless you manually insert a linebreak.

Composing new mails defaults to 'Normal' to ensure your text will be
readable in 80 chars even when being quoted (multiple times). Replying
defaults to 'Preformat' for the quoted text (to prevent ugly
"Kammquoting" [1]) and 'Normal' for your text. Just hit enter and you
magically get a new paragraph with 'Normal' style.

You can change this own your own decision, mainly to insert long lines
without wrapping.

AFAIK there is no way to change the line width for being quoting save as
mentioned above -- this is common practice.


[1]  Sorry, dunno the English phrase for this, but this German phrase
means "comb quoting", which describes it pretty good: Quoted blocks,
where long lines are wrapped and therefore breaking the cascaded quoting
chars. You have a hard time to see, who actually wrote which 

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