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bug#4157: Re: bug#4157: 23.1.50; fault y character characterisation for

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: bug#4157: Re: bug#4157: 23.1.50; fault y character characterisation for ä
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:50:33 +0200

Am 27.08.2009 um 08:52 schrieb Kenichi Handa:

I have no idea why it doesn't work in your environment.

And ucs-normalize is auto-loaded!

When is it loaded?

Actually never! There are just precautions taken. When I deliberately set file-name-coding-system to utf-8-hfs in my init file, GNU Emacs stopped to initialise with an error message about an undefined encoding. So ucs-normalize obviously was not loaded. I added a (require 'ucs-normalize) – and it works! It works exceptionally well: i-search for ä or æ or ø in file names works.

That's really good work!

What I wonder is why so many different font encodings are used when characters are described. Wouldn't it make sense to use an iso10646-1 encoding in an UTF-8 environment for characters from 8-bit ISO encodings? Wouldn't it free resources when less fonts are used? Or is it my fault that I include definitions for ISO encodings in my font set?



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