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Re: TeX input method

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: TeX input method
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:55:51 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> So in essence you consider it more important to stick as close as possible
> to TeX for those potential users who may want to abuse the input method as
> a sort of coding-system, even if if means annoying the actual daily users of
> this input method?

> In this case I think we should "fix" the TeX input method to be more like
> TeX?  E.g. map `SPC SPC SPC ...' to " "?

> More seriously: the TeX input method is really not like TeX.  It's only
> using TeX as a basis so that people who know TeX get the benefit of reusing
> the same names for the same chars.

I tend to agree with that.  An input method should be
designed to make inputting the most convenient.  It may be
ok to use a data of some input method as a sort of
coding-system, but that priority should be lower than the
original intention of an input method.

So, the only question is whether Stefan's change is worth
breaking backward compatiblity or not.

Kenichi Handa

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