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Re: Question on Mule and Makor2, font display vs char input?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Question on Mule and Makor2, font display vs char input?
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 17:39:10 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> I think the way the encoding issue is supposed to be solved here is
> for the file not to be utf-8, but instead just plain-text-unix, and

UTF-8 *is* plain text.

> the buffer was made to look like it was in utf-8.  If I understand
> X-Symbol right, Hebrew characters would be handled the same way as
> math characters are handled by X-Symbol...

This part of my reply was unrelated to X-Symbol.  X-Symbol is not an
answer for Hebrew text.

>    There's X-Symbol which does just that (tho in a different way).

> But I ran into trouble trying to build X-Symbol; it seems to have been
> written with XEmacs in mind.

It was originally written for XEmacs.  It's been ported to Emacs, tho.
Maybe you should try and figure out why you couldn't get it to work.

> So it occured to me that maybe there was a relatively straightforward way
> to do the same thing using Quail.

Maybe it can be done easly, but AFAIK nobody's done it.


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