[ESS] ess-execute-screen-options and scaled text

Vitalie Spinu @p|nuv|t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue May 12 14:20:07 CEST 2015

It's an annoyance, indeed. I have even reported an emacs bug because of


The problem is that there is no way to precisely compute window width in
characters. It's more of a conceptual problem. Character heigh/width is
commonly variable on emacs displays. So emacs's window-width computes
the number of "default characters" per line which don't change on

Anyways, I just added a workaround which works well in my tests.


 >>> "Pascal A. Niklaus" on Tue, 12 May 2015 10:55:39 +0200 wrote:

 > Dear all,
 > It seems to me that ess-execute-screen-options does not take into account text
 > scaling. After increasing/decreasing font sizes with C-x 
 > C-- / C-=, the same text width is still set.

 > Is there a way to change that behaviour, or am I missing something?

 > Pascal

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