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bug#15984: 24.3; Problem with combining characters in attachment filenam

From: Niels Möller
Subject: bug#15984: 24.3; Problem with combining characters in attachment filename
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:49:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (usg-unix-v)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> (Digression: I think text-processor supporting unicode really ought to
>> represent "characters" as interned strings of unicode (or utf-8) code
>> points.
> That's what Emacs does since v23.1 (except that we extend the range of
> Unicode codepoints to represent some non-unified characters and binary
> raw bytes).

Good! I thought emacs used a simpler mapping character <-> a single
unicode value.

> > glyphs should usually be associated only with the normalized form.
> Here I disagree.  There are definitely situations where this is not
> TRT, and they aren't "unusual".

Ok. What's the typical use case where you'd want to have different
glyphs for "Å", "A" + ring above combining char, and Ångström unit sign?

> Thanks.  I'd also need instructions to display that message in Gnus
> after saving it to a file, starting with "emacs -Q", as I don't have
> Gnus set up and don't use it in my day-to-day work.

I'm also not sure how to do that, but I'll try to figure out.


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