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Re: multibyte issues in overwrite-mode

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: multibyte issues in overwrite-mode
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 16:29:18 +0900 (JST)

address@hidden writes:
> When inserting multi-byte characters in overwrite-mode, emacs deletes just
> one character following the cursor, meaning that emacs treats characters
> uniform ways. I think there should be some options for this behaviour, since
> the user don't want to adjust the template text after inserting multi-byte
> characters sometimes. Options like 'overwrite-preserve-text-width' or
> something.

I remember I discussed this matter with RMS long ago.  As it
was just before the release of 20.X (I forgot which version
it was), any change was suspended.  And, after that, I
forgot to work on it.  :-(

Now it is also just before the release of 21.1, I think it
is better to fix this problem not now but for 21.2.

As I've recorded this bug at the head of my todo list, I
won't forget it again.

By the way, I think we don't need
overwrite-preserve-text-width.  I think Emacs should always
work as you suggested in overwrite-mode.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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