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Re: french-prefix input method


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: french-prefix input method
Date: 31 Jan 2002 22:47:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (David Kuehling) writes:

> >>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > However, it seems like it's done on purpose, and I'm not a French
> > speaker, so I don't know why.
> 
> I speak a little French and I cannot imagine any use for that
> "feature". Why use an often-used keystroke sequence as escape-sequence
> for a seldomly used character?
> 
> >> But `iso-acc.el' has the same bug, though.
> 
> > Yet another sign that this is some kind of feature.
> 
> Maybe the leim people just copied that bug from iso-acc.el?
> 
> I think only the original authors of the input method can help us
> here. And if you still decide to leave that feature in `french-prefix',
> maybe you should define an escape sequence (such as ",,") to produce a
> single comma. The current behavior of `french-prefix' is IMO just
> annoying and unusable.

I guess it was just a copying mistake.  With input method
latin1-prefix, ~c is used for entering รง, and probably the pattern has
been copied from there.  That ~space yields ~ in that input method is
quite natural.

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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