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bug#23698: 24.5; broken character name


From: handa
Subject: bug#23698: 24.5; broken character name
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 23:32:21 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Displaying the list of Thai characters loads thai-util.el, which
> deliberately overwrites the names derived from the Unicode Character
> Database with its own variants.  I'm CC'ing Handa-san, who added that
> code back in 2008, in the hope that he could tell why are we doing
> that, and whether this is still needed nowadays.

Long ago, I discussed with Thai/Lao people about how to support their
languages in Mule.  At that time, as I can't speak those languages, we
refer each character by name in the discussion.  And, for debugging the
support code, name property was very useful.  That's the reason for
those properties.   Now, I think we can get rid them.

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K. Handa
address@hidden





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