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Re: Entering UTF-8 Characters


From: B. T. Raven
Subject: Re: Entering UTF-8 Characters
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 04:06:56 GMT

"Cameron Desautels" <address@hidden> wrote in message
news:address@hidden
> Can anyone tell me if there is a way to enter UTF-8 characters
> numerically?
>
> My ultimate goal is to type "smart quotes" into UTF-8 files.  I've
> looked through some of the coding systems, but I can't find any way at
> all to enter these characters.  I do realize that there are excellent
> packages in existence which make this an easy task, but I'd rather not
> *depend* on a package.  Any tips?
> --
> Cameron Desautels <address@hidden>


C-q (octal number) RET

Unfortunately, this number isn't the Unicode number for the code point (I
think). They are at U+201C and D

putting them into a file and then pressing C-x = yields:

 (01234574, 342396, 0x5397c, file ...)

and

 (01234575, 342397, 0x5397d, file ...

So I guess you could type C-q and then those numbers starting with zero.
Very cumbersome. After doing one each you could manually search and
replace initial and final straight quotes with M-% (also manually).

Ed.



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