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Re: Insert Euro symbol

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Insert Euro symbol
Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 08:39:41 +0200 (CEST)

> I started writing changes to add ways to enter some additional
> characters, shown below.  But I have doubts about whether these
> sequences are good ones.  They might be inconvenient.

A lot of them are inconvenient IMHO since they occur very frequently
e.g. in writing emails.  What do you think about having sequences of
three characters?  The first one is a kind of escape character, say,
`C-.', followed by your two-character sequences (or a one-character
sequence if that makes sense).

My comments below are only valid if you really want to add
two-character sequences.  Otherwise, X compose sequences are probably
the best.

> +  ("\"\"" ?¨)

This conflicts with many programming languages where you have to type
\\ regularly.

> +  ("''" ?´)


> +  (",," ?¸)


> +  ("* " ? )  ; Non-breaking space

Hmm, has Emacs a feature to make non-breaking spaces visible?

> +  ("+_" ?±)

I would rather use what the compose feature of X uses, namely `+-'.

> +  ("-*" ?­)

For most fonts, this is graphically the same as a normal hyphen.
Emacs should also provide a means to make them visually different.

> +  ("2_" ?½)
> +  ("4_" ?¼)
> +  ("3_" ?¾)

I don't like to have the underscore in such sequences since it means
an additional keystroke.  For my proposed three-character sequences,
a better choice would be `12', `14', and `34', respectively.

> +  ("//" ?÷)

`//' is already in use.  It produces `°'.  I *hate* this one, since
typing URLs is a real pain.  With my proposal, this could be come
`C-. o'.


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