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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:37:13 +0200
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"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> address@hidden (Johan Bockgård) writes:
>>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> address@hidden (Johan Bockgård) writes:
>>>>> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>>> To do this we should find only one special key to activate input by
>>>>>> number. I propose `RET'.
>>>>> I suggest C-q.
>>>> That leaves the user without a reasonable or obvious key combination to
>>>> insert C-q.
>>> C-q C-q C-q
>> Where is the reasoning or obviousness?
> Maybe: easy to type, easy to remember + a little message after C-q C-q

I don't like it.  I think that _if_ we are going to overload C-q, we
should use characters that are _not_ in the normal use set of C-q.

U is tolerable in that regard, and so would be x and o.  But C-q or RET
or # (some recent suggestions) are not in that set in my opinion.

David Kastrup

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