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bug#4157: Re: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Re:_bug#4157:_23.1.50; _faulty_character_ch


From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: bug#4157: Re: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Re:_bug#4157:_23.1.50; _faulty_character_character?= isation for ä
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:33:37 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

>>> 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!

That's good.  Perhaps, we should add autoload cookie to
utf-8-hfs.

> 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?

I don't understand what you are saying.  Please tell more
precisely what these mean:
  o font encoding
  o characters from 8-bit ISO encodings
  o include definitions for ISO encodings in my font set?

---
Kenichi Handa
address@hidden





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