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Re: zap-to-char too raw, or document

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: zap-to-char too raw, or document
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:39:19 +0900

David Kastrup writes:

 > When I answer a y/n style question, I would not want to have a
 > latin-1-postfix input method waiting in order to figure out whether I
 > want to adorn my n with a ~ in order to get ñ.

Emacs methods won't "be waiting"; they're buffer-, including
minibuffer-, specific.  You will have to turn on the input method
explicitly.  (At least, you would in XEmacs, I'm not 100% sure Emacs
works precisely the same way here.)

However, on second thought I'm not sure what the use case for a single
character via input method is, vs a one-character string via input
method.  As you point out, it's a big deal to type even one extra
keystroke in a y-or-n-p context, but it's hardly a big deal to type
one extra RET after typing something like "C-\ i t i SPC SPC RET" to
get U+4E00 (the Chinese character for "one" as pronounced by

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