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Re: a few MULE criticisms

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: a few MULE criticisms
Date: 15 May 2003 07:55:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Hin-Tak Leung <address@hidden> writes:

> I haven't had any experience with i18n support in X nor
> localised X, but I heard that they are somewhat usable. The
> advantage of that approach is that it is available to all
> X-clients (browsers, terminal emulators, editors). As I
> previously said out, my main criticism of using MULE is that
> it can't suggest the next character by association or by
> fuzzy match. The same criticism doesn't seem to apply to
> i18n X support - some l10n X or i18n X system indeed ships
> large dictionaries with the system.

Then Emacs can also take advantage of these, since it supports X
input methods, as well as running under cxterm and similar terminal
emulators. So you can forget about leim, it is just a fallback for
when better input methods are not already provided by the environment
you are running in.

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