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Re: Inputting characters with specialist diacritic marks in emacs


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Inputting characters with specialist diacritic marks in emacs
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 01:43:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> I've installed the Sanskrit input method and it
> seems to work really well. With a little effort it's
> now exactly like my Ibus input method. A few asked
> why I didn't like the key bindings I was using
> (e.g., C-c a, C-c i) and so on. It's because it's
> difficult to type and leads after some time I find
> my hand cramps.

OK, that is a good reason not to do it. Ergonomics!
The most bodily comfortable hackers are the best for
several reasons. To mechanics, arborists and so on it
is obvious so they put their minds to it day one.
To computer users and professionals (paycheck or not)
it isn't as obvious. How many books on programming
don't mention it with one word? But it is
equally important.

> Does anyone here know why the Ibus input method
> doesn't work with Emacs? I used Emacs for a period
> a few years back and I remember that it did work at
> that point. I've tried various fixes (e.g., using
> the Ibus input method) but I couldn't get it to
> work. I know that neither 23 nor 24 work with Ibus
> by default. I asked the question on another emacs
> forum but got no responses.

I'm unfamiliar with Ibus but it makes sense to have
the same input for all applications. You can either
try to synch them all into the same with a jungle of
config files, *or* just bring it all into Emacs. It is
50/50 what transition will bring success the fastest.
I know what I would do... :)

I suppose you could ask the Ibus people if they have
a mailing list. There is no mention of "Ibus" on the
Gmane server (NNTP, news.gmane.org) - that isn't
a good sign, but who knows?

If you do find them and do ask them, it would be
humorous if they told you to ask the Emacs people :)

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