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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:24:38 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>> I don't understand why we don't just provide an interactive function and
>>> let the users pick the keybinding they like.  IMHO this is completely

We have that already.  What I want is to deprecate/remove the C-q NNN
method of entry, and move it elsewhere.  I think that C-x 8 is the best
place for it.  We can also provide a default binding for ucs-insert on
C-x 8 RET so users don't have to choose one.

> After binding `C-x 8 RET' to `ucs-insert' we could improve `ucs-insert'
> to parse more notations supported by Emacs like "#x..." and "?\x..."
> and to input characters by Unicode name with completion.

Yes, that's the idea.


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