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Re: Problem (and fix) with "leim/quail/greek.el"

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Problem (and fix) with "leim/quail/greek.el"
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 20:01:25 +0900 (JST)
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/21.1.30 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

Nick Patavalis <address@hidden> writes:
> There is something that could be considered a bug in the handling of
> greek input in "leim/quail/greek.el" (for leim versions 20.x and
> 21.x).

> It is customary (at least here in Greece) that in order to type an
> accented character, you have to press the accent-key (which is the ';'
> key in american keyboards) first, and *then* the vowel you wish to
> accent. The rules in "leim/quail/greek.el" for the "greek" - iso8859-7
> package, seem to honor a reveres key-stoke ordering, by expecting the
> user to press the vowel key first and then the accent key. Whether
> really a bug or not, this is certainly very anoying for native-greek
> typists.

> The fix is obvious. The attached patch (file: "greek.el.patch.gz")
> should cleanly apply to "greek.el" of both, "leim-20.x" and
> "leim-21.x"

Thank you for the report.  But, changing the inputting rule
of an existing input method is not good.

For latin-X characters, Emacs has both latin-X-postfix and
latin-X-prefix.  The formar style is the same as the current
"greek" input method, and the latter style is what you want.

So, I think it is best to make an input method of your style
by the name "greek-prefix".

Unfortunately, for Greek, we have already used "greek", not
"greek-postfix".  Please excuse this inconsistent naming.

And, if "greek-prefix" is what Greek users want by default,
perhaps we must change the default input method of "Greek"
language environment to it.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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