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Re: Someting with Emacs visual-line-mode


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Someting with Emacs visual-line-mode
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:16:53 +0200

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:09 AM, PJ Weisberg
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM, suvayu ali <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 13 September 2010 17:43, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I do not think he wanted visual line mode to be turned off. Why do you
>>> say so? FanQing said the line should break, but that it should break
>>> at the last Chinese character before the window boundary..
>>
>> Isn't that the same behaviour as `truncate-lines' set to `nil'?
>
> The behavior you get with truncate-lines set to nil, word-wrap set to
> nil, and visual-line-mode set to t is what I think he's looking for
> with respect to Chinese characters.
>
> What he's really asking for is for Chinese characters to not "stick
> together" like English (etc.) characters do when word-wrap is on.
> That would take me by surprise if I had embedded a few Chinese
> characters into some English text I was writing and Emacs broke the
> line between them, because I'm not used to seeing words that are
> "breakable" but not normally separated by a space.  I don't know what
> the best way would be to handle that   I'm sure there are different
> rules for different languages that I don't even know about, and all
> word-wrap does not is look for the last tab or space.

Does not this suggest that Chinese characters should be treated
different than English characters?

Again, please send a bug report.



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