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Re: utf-8 input under X11


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: utf-8 input under X11
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 18:55:27 +0200

> From: David Monniaux <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 18:30:11 +0200
> 
> > > nil
> > That's certainly no good to decode UTF-8 :-).
> Documentation:
> Coding system to use with system messages.
> 
> It is totally nonintuitive that that variable, documented as this, 
> should have an influence on X11 decoding.

I think Gerd was mistaken.  locale-coding-system indeed has no
influence on decoding of keyboard input.  The doc string is correct,
AFAIK: it only influences the messages produced by strerror, perror,
and other similar facilities.  Unless _I_ am mistaken, that is ;-)

> I don't think it's a MULE issue, really, but rather a weirdness in 
> the routines decoding X11 keyboard input.

I think you are right, especially since you told in the beginning of
this thread that Unicode input works for you in "emacs -nw".

> X11 -keysyms-> Xlib -UTF-8-> Emacs X11 interface -> extra keyboard 
> decoding (Mule)
> and the problem is in the Emacs/X11 interface.

Probably.  Unfortunately, I don't know enough about X input of
non-ASCII characters, so we'll have to wait until Handa-san wakes up
tomorrow morning (Japanese time ;-).

Thanks for working on this problem.



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