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bug#32599: 25.2; Feature request: input PUA characters by name


From: Janusz S. Bień
Subject: bug#32599: 25.2; Feature request: input PUA characters by name
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:54:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, Aug 31 2018 at 14:34 +0200, address@hidden writes:
> address@hidden (Janusz S. Bień) writes:
>
>> On Fri, Aug 31 2018 at 10:05 +0200, address@hidden writes:
>>> address@hidden (Janusz S. Bień) writes:
>>>
>>>> On Mon, Aug 27 2018 at  9:00 +0200, address@hidden writes:
>>>>> Please extend 'insert-char' to allow using the PUA character names and
>>>>> codes provided in the format of Unicode named sequences
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr34/tr34-23.html
>>>>>
>>>>> but containing only single characters.
>>>
>>> Iʼm not sure I understand the request: insert-char already supports
>>> using character names or code points to specify the character. What's
>>> missing?
>>
>> You are missing "PUA" in the topic and in the text of my feature
>> request. PUA is Private Use Area. Cf. e.g.
>>
>
> I missed that indeed. So what you want is a way of dynamically
> extending which named entities can be used with insert-char based on
> the type of information here:
>
> https://folk.uib.no/hnooh/mufi/

Yes, although it is a slight oversimplification.

First, the MUFI data in a more convenient form are available here:

On Mon, Aug 27 2018 at  9:00 +0200, address@hidden writes:

[...]

> https://bitbucket.org/jsbien/unihistext/src/master/example/

Secondly, other users may be interested in other sets of PUA characters,
cf.

http://andron-typeforum.xobor.de/t10f13-Towards-a-linguistic-corporate-use-area-LINCUA.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ConScript_Unicode_Registry

Best regards

Janusz

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Janusz S. Bien
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