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bug#6802: 24.0.50; Yanking non-ASCII text from other X application leads


From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: bug#6802: 24.0.50; Yanking non-ASCII text from other X application leads to unicode escapes
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:10:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2010-08-10 04:29, Kenichi Handa wrote:
>> In article<address@hidden>, Jan Djärv<address@hidden> writes:
>>> Nowdays I think the
>>> default should be UTF8_STRING, and if that fails, try TEXT and then STRING.
>>
>> Why not COMPOUND_TEXT instead of TEXT above?  Please see the
>> docstring of x-select-request-type.
>
> I forgot about that.  It is better to try that before TEXT.
>
>>
>> Anyway, the current selection-related codes mix an abstract
>> layer (something like interprogram-cut/paste-function) and
>> X-specific layer in a chaos manner.  It seems that overhaul
>> and re-design is necessary.
>>
>
> It is a bit of a mess.  Separation of interprogram cut/paste and X selections
> would be nice.
>
>       Jan D.

This is (and has been for quite a while now) a rather show-stopperish
bug. Is anybody working on fixing it?

(A refresher: you now get \u0ca0_\u0ca0 instead of ಠ_ಠ when pasting from
another X app.)

  Štěpán





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