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Re: Error during redisplay

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Error during redisplay
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:59:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> The current design requires to add `composition' property to a string
> to properly display the string if it contains, for instance, some of
> Indic characters, and to add `auto-composed' property to avoid the
> repeated generation of `composition' property.
>> If they SHOULD have these properties, probably we should make sure they have
>> these properties from the start, or from an early point in building Emacs.
> That's impossible.  How to compose them depends on which
> font to use.

Since the same string can be displayed with different fonts
simultaneously, this would look like a fault in the design.  The
composition property/whatever apparently needs to be associated with the
actual display, not just the string.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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