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bug#3526: 23.0.94; `list-character-sets' display

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: bug#3526: 23.0.94; `list-character-sets' display
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:50:18 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> > This is the one-line help in *Character Set List* buffer,
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > Character sets for defining another charset or obsolete now
> > ------------------------------------------------------------

> Did you mean "are" instead of "or"? If so, the English (with "are") is 
> correct.

I mean "or".  What I want to say is:

"Character sets listed below exist:
  * for defining another charset, or
  * for backward compatibility."

> If this is a statement about something being obsolete that was previously
> supported, then it belongs in NEWS, not here. The text here should just help
> with what is displayed - it should not try to explain why something that was
> previously explained is no longer explained.

> (If that's not when this statement means, then I don't know what it is 
> saying.)

> > and this is the "Charsets" node of mule.texi.
> > 
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > @node Charsets
> > @section Charsets
> > @cindex charsets
> > 
> >   Emacs defines most of popular character sets (e.g. ascii,
> > iso-8859-1, cp1250, big5, unicode) as @dfn{charsets} and a few of its
> > own charsets (e.g. emacs, unicode-bmp, eight-bit).

> Emacs defines most popular character sets (e.g. ascii, iso-8859-1, cp1250, 
> big5,
> unicode), as well as a few of its own (e.g. emacs, unicode-bmp, eight-bit), as
> @dfn{charsets}.

> [Or better: End the sentence at the comma, and use a separate sentence to say
> that Emacs refers to character sets as @dfn{charsets}.]

Thank you for the correction for mule.texi.  But, it's not
efficient that I hear you (and Jason's) comments in mail,
and commit changes.  Could you please directly commit the
changes?   Of course, I'll answer questions.

> > All supported characters 

> All characters supported by Emacs

> [As opposed to all chars supported by one or more character sets.]

> > belong to one or more charsets.  Usually you don't have to
> > take care of ``charset'', but knowing about it may help understanding
> > the behavior of Emacs in some cases.

> I think something like this is what you want:

> You generally do not need to pay attention to charsets as you use Emacs.
> However, it can help to know a little about them.


> >   One example is a font selection.  

> One example is font selection.

> [or "One example is selecting a font"]

> > In each language environment,
> > charsets have different priorities.  Emacs, at first, tries to use a
> > font that matches with charsets of higher priority.  

> Emacs first tries to use a font that matches charsets of higher priority.

> [But why "first"? I don't see anything that counteracts this. So just "Emacs
> tries".]

Ok for deleting that "at first".

Kenichi Handa

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