The Faces submenu under Text Properties lists various Emacs faces
(see Faces). These menu items operate on the region if it is
active and nonempty. Otherwise, they specify to use that face for an
immediately following self-inserting character. There is also an item
‘Other’ with which you can enter a face name through the
minibuffer (see Standard Faces).
Instead of the Faces submenu, you can use these keyboard commands:
faceproperties from the region (which includes specified colors), or force the following inserted character to have no
boldto the region or to the following inserted character (
italicto the region or to the following inserted character (
bold-italicto the region or to the following inserted character (
underlineto the region or to the following inserted character (
With a prefix argument, all these commands apply to an immediately following self-inserting character, disregarding the region.
A self-inserting character normally inherits the
property (and most other text properties) from the preceding character
in the buffer. If you use the above commands to specify face for the
next self-inserting character, or the next section's commands to
specify a foreground or background color for it, then it does not
face property from the preceding character; instead
it uses whatever you specified. It will still inherit other text
Strictly speaking, these commands apply only to the first following self-inserting character that you type. But if you insert additional characters after it, they will inherit from the first one. So it appears that these commands apply to all of them.
Enriched mode defines two additional faces:
fixed. These correspond to codes used in the text/enriched file
excerpt face is intended for quotations. This face is the
italic unless you customize it (see Face Customization).
fixed face means, “Use a fixed-width font for this part
of the text.” Applying the
fixed face to a part of the text
will cause that part of the text to appear in a fixed-width font, even
if the default font is variable-width. This applies to Emacs and to
other systems that display text/enriched format. So if you
specifically want a certain part of the text to use a fixed-width
font, you should specify the
fixed face for that part.
By default, the
fixed face looks the same as
This is an attempt to distinguish it from
default. You may
wish to customize
fixed to some other fixed-width medium font.
See Face Customization.
If your terminal cannot display different faces, you will not be able to see them, but you can still edit documents containing faces, and even add faces and colors to documents. The faces you specify will be visible when the file is viewed on a terminal that can display them.blog comments powered by Disqus