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Re: ispell.el and pipes

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ispell.el and pipes
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:18:57 +0200

> From: André A. Gomes <andremegafone@gmail.com>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:23:37 +0300
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> >> > Is it even possible to select, i.e. type, a characters that is above
> >> > ?~???
> >
> > It _is_ possible to select it, but maybe inconvenient, and showing
> > such "characters" could maybe confuse (if we ever get to showing so
> > many candidates: e.g., Hunspell limits the number of suggestions to
> > just 15, AFAICT).  So if you or someone else wants to submit patches
> > to skip all the codepoints between 128 and 160, I'm okay with that.
> Could you please explain me how can I select those?  For instance,
> "\200".

It's just a codepoint, so you need a keyboard that can send it.  Not
many will do that without tinkering, admittedly.

> I've always used aspell.  For example, triggering M-$ on "twr" yields
> 100 suggestions.

Like I said: switch to a better speller.  Hunspell suggests just 7.

Maybe we should limit the list to some reasonably small length.

> What happens between codepoints 128 and 160?

They are non-printable characters, so not many keyboards are able to
produce them.  After that, you have Latin-1, so much easier.

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