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Re: xml-parse-file and text properties

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: xml-parse-file and text properties
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 10:24:51 +0300

> From: Kenichi Handa <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:35:03 +0900
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> > I think I see why.  Losing the composition info could mean that the
> > composed characters turn into other sequences of characters.  It
> > literally would change the text!
> ??? Composition is just a text property.  It doesn't change
> the character sequence.  It just changes how characters are
> displayed.

If the text is displayed differently due to loss of the composition
property, would it still be readable by those who know the language?

If not, then removing the composition property _does_ have the effect
of changing the text _as_i_is_displayed_to_the_user_.

> I don't understand why `composition' property is that
> special compared with other properties such as `display',
> `fill-space'.

I think those are special as well, but I may be wrong.

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