When I print messages using
(message (propertize "text" 'face 'some-face)) properties get printed as text:
#("text" 0 4 (face some-face))
How can I have faces displayed properly?
No they don't get printed as text. :-)
Evaluate the following function, then call
M-x mes. Doesn't it work?
(defun mes () "message me" (interactive) (message (propertize "text" 'face 'font-lock-warning-face)))
The problem, I imagine, is that you're evaluating your snippet with
C-x C-e). This function (and its
brethren) prints the form's return value on the echo area, which is
what you're seeing (the
message function also returns the string it
Your test code is working, but the message in the mode-line is getting immediately replaced by the return value. That's why you can't see it.