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Re: one key is beeping - don't know why...

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: one key is beeping - don't know why...
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 16:12:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Clemens Fischer <address@hidden> writes:

> i always thought that leim is needed for non-roman languages.

This is wrong: On the one hand, Leim is not needed to type Chinese,
say.  On the other hand, Leim can be useful even for typing Roman

Leim allows you to input non-ascii characters with an
ascii-only keyboard.  (Well, the ascii-only keyboard also has F1
through F12, usually, so strictly speaking it's a misnomer.)

I don't know exactly what a Roman language is, but let's talk about
Italian as a close approximation.  Leim allows you to enter characters
such as ù and é even if there are no such keys on your keyboard.  So
Leim can be useful even for -- well, is Italian a Roman language?

And then, Leim can be used to type Chinese or Japanese, amongst
others.  I guess these are non-Roman languages.  But you don't *need*
Leim for this: many people have an OS setup for typing Chinese, and
they can use their existing method to type Chinese characters into
Emacs, too, without Leim being used at all.

Does this make sense?


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