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      New Features in Epsilon 12
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         Language-Specific Enhancements in Epsilon 12
         More Programming Features in Epsilon 12
         Display Enhancements in Epsilon 12
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         Directory Editing Changes in Epsilon 12
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         EEL Changes for Unicode Support in Epsilon 12
         Other EEL Enhancements in Epsilon 12
         New EEL Primitives and Subroutines in Epsilon 12
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Display Enhancements in Epsilon 12

Epsilon now uses bold, italic, and underlined styles of the current font for particular display elements like programming language comments. Use the set-color command to set which color classes use which set of attributes. The font-styles variable can be used to disable use of these styles entirely.

Epsilon for Unix now displays dialogs for setting the font and screen colors under X, similar to the Windows version. It remembers the selected font from session to session.

The two variables mode-start and mode-end that permitted customizing parts of the mode line have been replaced by a new variable mode-format. The new variable makes it possible to fashion some mode line formats that weren't possible before, by specifying where elements like the mode's name, the buffer name, or the current function's name are to go.

When Epsilon displays file names in mode lines or in most messages, it now abbreviates them if needed to fit the available space, ensuring that other parts of the mode line or message are visible.

Prior to this version, the Win32 Console version of Epsilon always displayed buffers using an OEM character set. Now under Windows NT/2K/XP, it can use a Unicode-based character set instead. See the console-ansi-font variable.

In Epsilon for Windows, many dialogs are resizable, and Epsilon automatically remembers their sizes from session to session. Previously, many dialogs that showed possible completions for certain items (such as buffer names, file names, or tag names) shared their size settings, so widening the dialog for tag names would also widen the dialog for buffer names. Now Epsilon records these and similar dialog sizes separately.



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