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Re: utf-8 input under X11

From: David Monniaux
Subject: Re: utf-8 input under X11
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 11:10:52 +0100

Le Lundi 29 Octobre 2001 10:58, Eli Zaretskii a écrit :

> > 1/ If running in an UTF-8 locale, Emacs should set automatically
> > locale-coding-system to utf-8, as it does for ISO-8859-1 (it sets
> > the variable to iso-latin-1).

> I think we should exercise some care here, lest we break more
> things than we fix.  Is it guaranteed that in such a locale, the X
> keyboard works like on your system, or are there other factors that
> could influence that?

I guess that a correct course would be to collect information about X 
systems that allow UTF-8 locales. I'm myself a XFree86 developer, 
I'll try to get some sound information about those issues. :-)

I nevertheless think that all systems running XFree86 handle UTF-8 
input as my system (except that they surely don't have the Compose 
table that I used, which is XF86 beta code - but they should handle
AltGr-E as EuroSign -> Euro in UTF-8 as on my system).

> unless they either install add-on packages such as
> Mule-UCS

I must admit I use Mule-UCS. :-)

> See above: the reason is that Unicode support is not yet complete
> enough, so perhaps we shouldn't yet force it on the user.

I guess you're right. What are the current plans on Unicode support 
in GNU/Emacs ?

David Monniaux            http://www.di.ens.fr/~monniaux
Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École Normale Supérieure,
Paris, France

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