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Re: describe-char and unicode data

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: describe-char and unicode data
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 02:24:07 +0900
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>>>>> "rms" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

    >>     Step one would be code to convert UnicodeData.txt to a
    >> suitable elisp structure, generating a unicodedata.el file.
    >> Given that, the additional logic in describe-char is trivial.

    rms> That method would use a lot of space in the Lisp world.  It
    rms> might be better to load UnicodeData.txt into a buffer and
    rms> search it, then kill the buffer.

In XEmacs/UTF-2000, the Lisp databases (which contain a lot more than
simply Unicode and Mule databases, and XEmacs is substantially less
space efficient than Emacs, but still...) take up 20-25MB.  You want
this not in Lisp.

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