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Re: [PATCH] better isearch support for complex input methods

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] better isearch support for complex input methods
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 15:39:57 -0400

> > From: Karl Fogel <address@hidden>
> > Date: 03 Apr 2001 13:48:34 -0500
> > 
> > However, this can only work if C-w knows to behave differently when
> > looking at a multibyte Chinese character than when looking at some
> > other kind of text.  And of course, it can't just be for Chinese:
> > Emacs would have to recognize a general classification of "characters
> > that are themselves words" in various lanuages.  Can it do this?
> Well, how about if it always treated entire charsets in the same
> manner?  For example, all Chinese characters would be treated as
> words.  We can surely classify characters by the character set they
> belong to, even when the internal character representation is changed
> to be based on Unicode.

That's what I was thinking.  It's probably not 100% correct, but
should be fairly close.  Also it should be fairly easy to list
the relevant charsets since I would expect that all the ideogram-based
charsets are 2-byte charsets and we don't have thousands of those, do we ?


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