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Re: unicode in emacs 21


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: unicode in emacs 21
Date: 29 Oct 2001 19:24:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     That view is unfair to the people who have done lots of work, himi in
>     particular.  `Working on Unicode support' in my book isn't restricted
>     to implementing an apparently-unnecessary, disruptive, incompatible
>     change to the internal encoding, even if it's what one wants ideally.

> I think that supporting Unicode at the internal level is the best way
> to support it fully, and that's what we have decided to do.  As a
> result of that decision, we are sometimes reluctant to put time into
> studying, installing and maintaining other approaches which would be
> obsolete once we do it the right way.

Most of the changes suggested by Dave are orthogonal to whether or
not the internal representation is changed.  I.e. they will not be
obsoleted.


        Stefan



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