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Re: [PATCH] better isearch support for complex input methods

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: [PATCH] better isearch support for complex input methods
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 09:21:51 +0900 (JST)

Karl Fogel <address@hidden> writes:
> Thank you for the suggestion about categories -- they seem like the
> right solution, and they're even independent of the language
> environment.  We probably don't even need a new category, we can just
> use the `|' category, whose docstring says:

>    "|: While filling, we can break a line at this character."

> Based on the output of describe-categories, I think all the
> ideograph-based languages already have this category set
> appropriately.

No.  That category is also set on Hiragana and Katakana
characters which are phonetic characters.

And, I think what peaple expect for isearch's C-s C-w and
M-f are different.  At least for Japanese, the current M-f
(and M-b, M-DEL) are fairly good, but C-s C-w is not because
of inflection.

So, to make C-s C-w really useful for many languages, I
think we need different concept of char sequence than
`word'.  And perhaps, that is also good for English.  For
instance, when a cursor is on the first character of
"Kenichi's mail" in a Text mode buffer, C-s C-w tries to
search for "Kenichi's", but it seems that what people want
is to search for just "Kenichi".

Ken'ichi HANDA

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