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Re: TeX input method

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: TeX input method
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 15:17:59 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> I like the TeX input method and tend to turn it on in ever more buffers.
> But as I do that I start to bump into cases where it annoys me.
> Overall it's a pretty discrete input method, but I recently got annoyed by
> some of the keys it uses.
> I'm sure other people have other pet peeves, but here are my two main
> problems and suggestion to fix each.
> - First problem: ~ is mapped to the non-breaking space.  It actually took me
>   a while to understand why my ~ key didn't insert a tilde: TeX usually only
>   fiddles with key sequences, so you get to see visually that thjere's
>   something going on (because of the underscored text, and the echo area
>   output).  I suggest to leave ~ alone and use `\ SPC' for nbsp.

That is strictly wrong, since `\ ' means a breakable space of standard
width in TeX.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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