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Re: [cjk] I think I got the full fix

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [cjk] I think I got the full fix
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:50:56 +0100 (CET)

> If you want my money, I think it was mainly these two -
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/commit/?h=emacs-25&id=9f89ea1f84dbf708228ced0202774b36f30f2b01
> Remove charset map files from repository, generate in first bootstrap
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/commit/?h=emacs-25&id=49fa1919e9be863f22ec8042704bf3436d0ec26d
> * admin/charsets/glibc/: New directory, imported from glibc 2.21.
> and the changes surrounding or after these two which broke big5
> usage - I think these two commit changes the precise meaning of
> "chinese-big5-1" and "chinese-big5-2" .
> The division of -1 vs -2 is apparently because (older?) emacs's
> encoding is limited to about 9000 characters, and somewhat
> artificial.

Yes, some time ago everything within Emacs was converted to Unicode,
using generic mapping tables for non-Unicode encodings.  Having
`chinese-big5-{1,2}' *is* ugly, and having a simple `big5' is much
more convenient.


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