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Re: Ligature support

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Ligature support
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 22:49:54 +0200

> From: Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2021 13:43:31 -0700
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> I would suggest a variable `current-language' (or something) that
> controls this on a buffer level.
> In word processors, you can indicate the current language down to the
> individual word or perhaps even character level.  Perhaps we could also
> have a text property for it?

The challenge here is to provide the means for users and Lisp programs
to specify the language of a chunk of text, not just of the entire
buffer, including reasonable defaults that use the locale and other
relevant meta-data.  And yes, text properties are one way of storing
the information, like we already do with charsets.

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