Use a smaller font for vimdiff
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created November 19, 2004 · complexity basic · author Pan Shizhu · version 6.0
I want to change the font when Vim is launched in vimdiff mode, since you'll not be able to change the font later while retaining the 1:1 split, (in other cases, I can change the font before :diffs).
Just add something like the following in gvimrc. Of course, your fonts may vary.
" Font must be set in gvimrc let in_diff_mode = 0 windo let in_diff_mode = in_diff_mode + &l:diff set guifont=Lucida_Console:h15:cDEFAULT " In diff mode if in_diff_mode == 1 set guifont=isi_ansi:h14:cDEFAULT endif unlet in_diff_mode
"Here are some settings for diff mode, the colors are troublesome. if &diff set diffopt=filler,iwhite,icase,context:6 ":windo! set wrap " hi diffchange ctermbg=0 .. is black on unix hi diffchange term=NONE ctermbg=3 ctermfg=5 hi diffdelete term=NONE ctermbg=0 hi diffadd term=NONE ctermbg=1 ctermfg=15 if $TERM =~ "xterm" hi diffchange ctermbg=8 ctermfg=1 hi difftext ctermbg=8 ctermfg=7 hi diffadd ctermbg=8 ctermfg=11 endif endif
Is there any reason not to test for the value of &l:diff directly? In my gvimrc the following lines seem to work:
if &l:diff set guifont=Monaco:h9 else set guifont=Monaco:h11 endif
I have been looking for information on how to set the font size to much larger on a MacOSX installation of Vim.app.
This worked finally: