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Re: describe-char and unicode data

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: describe-char and unicode data
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 20:22:09 +0900 (JST)
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/21.2.92 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     Would a patch that expands that to also show the relevant data from
>     UnicodeData.txt be accepted?

> Sure, unless Handa sees some problem with it--provided that
> UnicodeData.txt has a license that lets us use it.

I see no problem with such a patch as far as there's no
license problem.

>     Step one would be code to convert UnicodeData.txt to a suitable elisp
>     structure, generating a unicodedata.el file.  Given that, the
>     additional logic in describe-char is trivial.

> That method would use a lot of space in the Lisp world.
> It might be better to load UnicodeData.txt into a buffer
> and search it, then kill the buffer.

As UnicodeData.txt is less than 1M-byte, the above methos
will be ok, but Unihan.dat is about 26M-byte which, I think,
is too big even for just including in the Emacs

Ken'ichi HANDA

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