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Re: Remap key to UK pound sign

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: Remap key to UK pound sign
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:41:19 +0200

Am 23.06.2005 um 02:28 schrieb zaphod:

Rather I think the developers of this version of Emacs need to test it properly.

Recent Carbon Emacsen use QuickDraw from the days of Mac OS 8 or 9 (last millennium). Then, there were anything but Mac encodings, I think Mac OS 9.1 brought some early Unicode support to the Mac. I remember that I already had some struggle with fontsets then. Today the developers can't test everything unless they're hundred or more. Check in CharacterPalette the Unicode blocks, i.e. scripts supported by Unicode! The few developers that actually work on display issues can't do that. And it's a nice feature allowing me to customize some things ... Prêt-à-porter Carbon Emacsen exist too. They have the font or fontset and other issues fixed. Why didn't you choose any of these: ( -0.9.2b8.dmg?download +,, carbonemacspackage.html ?

The cheap solution is to use the bitmapped GNU Intl fonts -etl-fixed-... I think all European glyphs are contained in them, but they look pretty ugly. So Carbon Emacs is something of a hack near the end of a dead-end street. There is an effort going on to use ATSUI to 'render' text in Emacs. I can't see much progress, and Christmas (2006?) is far away either.

The best performance is brought to you by Unicode Emacs 23. It runs in X11. When using Apple's quartz-wm as proxy for your preferred Window Manager you can copy&paste with other Quartz/Aqua based Mac OS X tools. Similarly well is GNU Emacs 22 performing in X11, it only needs some more advise in fontsets.



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