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Re: making curly apostrophe part of a word

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: making curly apostrophe part of a word
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:39:22 -0600
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On 9/6/13 4:37 AM, Andreas Röhler wrote:
Am 06.09.2013 11:58, schrieb Eric Abrahamsen:
Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:
Am 06.09.2013 04:47, schrieb Eric Abrahamsen:
In certain modes (actually just certain files) I'd like the `’'
character to be treated the same as a `'' character with respect to word
movement: ie I'd like M-f to skip over the entirety of both "don't" and
"don’t". I'm editing externally-created files, and don't have the
liberty of changing this.

I thought this would do it:

(modify-syntax-entry ?’ "w")

Works for me in current buffer. `forward-word' passes as expected.
Which command fails for you?

`forward-word' fails... Hang on, I'll do the emacs -Q dance and see
what's going on. This was originally in an html-mode buffer, but I don't
see why that would matter as long as no third argument was passed to

It affects the current buffer only, not the mode in other buffers when done that
way - maybe that's it?

Not according to its doc string:

        The syntax is changed only for table SYNTAX-TABLE, which defaults to
         the current buffer's syntax table.

Different buffers in the same major mode usually share the same syntax table.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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