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Re: a few MULE criticisms

From: Hin-Tak Leung
Subject: Re: a few MULE criticisms
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 20:40:41 +0100
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Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
    >> An explicit list would help.  Emacs could offer them in order
    >> of popularity, at least to the extent that they are available
    >> in free versions.
If you want, you can specify "where you're coming from" (in this case,
quite literally) and we can start to differentiate the Chinese
"sublocales".  And be greedy.  Ask for the list _you_ want.

My own chinese editing needs/experience is maybe somewhat atypical. My
typing habit is, in decreasing frequency:
(1) the equivalent of "tsang-b5.el",
(2) doing "ab?cd", "?bcd" etc under "tsang-b5.el"
    (some other thread of this conversation seems to indicate that this
     cannot be done under MULE at the moment)
(3) the equivalent of "quick-b5.el" (it is the same as "a*b" under
 "tsang-b5.el" in (1), and "a???b"+"a??b"+"a?b"+"ab" in (2))
(4) english (i.e. typing "apple" and getting the characters for that fruit.
             no equivalent in MULE?)
(5) try one of the pronouciation-based ones. The closest equivalent is probably

I do use association quite heavily, i.e. take the later half
of a 2/3/4-character phrase after typing the 1st character,
and also often when I reach (3),(4), and the character I want
is known to be the later-half of a common phrase, I would type
the first half using (1), (2) and delete it afterwards.
Inputting 4-5 key strokes for the first character, select from a
small list of 2-3 by association, then a delete, is still sometimes
preferable to scrolling a much longer list of 20-30 in (3).

My Japanese typing habit is somewhat heavily customized - I
have two private input methods (one based on tsang's, the other
is pronouciation-based which I compiled myself from
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/culture/japan/info/jis1detl.lst, according
to my notes). Compiling one's own input method is probably because
it is learned as a 2nd language.

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