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Re: Entering Unicode characters

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Entering Unicode characters
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:46:20 +0200

> From: Tianxiang Xiong <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:08:29 +0000 (UTC)
> Richard Stallman <rms <at> gnu.org> writes:
> > I want a system that lets me choose them by seeing them on the screen.
> > I want to specify a language or script and see all its characters.
> > 
> > For instance, if I enter 'turkish' it should show me all the
> > characters used in Turkish.  Then I could pick the dotless i from the
> > buffer.
> > 
> > Would someone please implement this?
> > 
> It seems that what Richard wants is something like Microsoft Word's 
> character insertion modal window. See 
> http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/images/SpecChars2.gif for an example.
> You select a subset of characters in a character set (e.g. Greek 
> letters) and are shown a modal window with visual representations of all 
> the characters. You can then choose a character to insert into the 
> document.

Word lets you choose a _script_ (more accurately, a Unicode block
which supports a specific script), not a language.  E.g., you won't
find "Turkish" there, because there's no such block in Unicode.

Displaying characters for a language is a more fine-grained task.

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