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Re: Unicode confusables and reordering characters considered harmful, a

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Unicode confusables and reordering characters considered harmful, a simple solution
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 11:15:35 +0200

> Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 08:53:08 +0000
> From: Gregory Heytings <gregory@heytings.org>
> cc: yuri.v.khan@gmail.com, db48x@db48x.net, cpitclaudel@gmail.com, 
>     stefan@marxist.se, monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> >>>> I must really be missing something, but using buffer-display-table 
> >>>> (or standard-display-table) does not need any changes whatsoever 
> >>>> either.
> >>>
> >>> It needs the additional code you presented (or minor mode mentioned by 
> >>> Stefan).
> >>
> >> Well, the glyphless-char-display-control solution also needs additional 
> >> code: at least the custom-set-variables line, a few lines to update the 
> >> acronyms of several of those characters
> >
> > No, it only needs the interested user to customize that option and save 
> > the customizations.
> And likewise with a minor mode.

Which needs to be added.

> Modes in Emacs are just built-in sets of customizations that users
> could set themselves and save if they had not been built-in.  This
> one is no different.

I see no reason to add a mode for this purpose, when we already have
equivalent features.

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