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bug#10494: 24.0.92; Syntax table and non-ASCII character interaction


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#10494: 24.0.92; Syntax table and non-ASCII character interaction
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:37:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Indeed.  This is a feature:

Ah, so doing

    (modify-syntax-entry ?’ "w" text-mode-syntax-table)
    (aset char-script-table ?’ 'latin)

does let word motion skip over ’ as OP wanted.

>
> Maybe we should document this somewhere, like the ELisp manual.

`(elisp) Word Motion' looks like a good place for it:

>From 03dbee2bf6bae29b21ea36ff3d73bce773458f78 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:33:17 -0400
Subject: [PATCH v1] Document char-script-table's effect on word motion

* doc/lispref/positions.texi (Word Motion): Talk about
char-script-table (Bug #10494).
---
 doc/lispref/positions.texi | 16 +++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/lispref/positions.texi b/doc/lispref/positions.texi
index 1d748b8..3359ced 100644
--- a/doc/lispref/positions.texi
+++ b/doc/lispref/positions.texi
@@ -192,8 +192,8 @@ Word Motion
 @subsection Motion by Words
 
   The functions for parsing words described below use the syntax table
-to decide whether a given character is part of a word.  @xref{Syntax
-Tables}.
+and @code{char-script-table} to decide whether a given character is
+part of a word.  @xref{Syntax Tables} and @xref{Character Properties}.
 
 @deffn Command forward-word &optional count
 This function moves point forward @var{count} words (or backward if
@@ -207,11 +207,13 @@ Word Motion
 that begin and end words, known as @dfn{word boundaries}, are defined
 by the current buffer's syntax table (@pxref{Syntax Class Table}), but
 modes can override that by setting up a suitable
address@hidden, described below.  In any
-case, this function cannot move point past the boundary of the
-accessible portion of the buffer, or across a field boundary
-(@pxref{Fields}).  The most common case of a field boundary is the end
-of the prompt in the minibuffer.
address@hidden, described below.  Characters
+that belong to a different script (as defined by
address@hidden), also mark a word boundary (@pxref{Character
+Properties}).  In any case, this function cannot move point past the
+boundary of the accessible portion of the buffer, or across a field
+boundary (@pxref{Fields}).  The most common case of a field boundary
+is the end of the prompt in the minibuffer.
 
 If it is possible to move @var{count} words, without being stopped
 prematurely by the buffer boundary or a field boundary, the value is
-- 
2.9.2


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