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Re: Unicode support for the MS Windows clipboard

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Unicode support for the MS Windows clipboard
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 20:45:42 +0100
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Benjamin Riefenstahl <address@hidden> writes:

>> I get the feeling that the C code does too much, and that it should
>> delegate major parts of the processing to Lisp.  I am not yet sure
>> how to structure that, though.
> After thinking about it, making more interfaces between Lisp and C
> doesn't seem too usefull.  Windows is pretty firm about what is what
> here, so there is not much to customize.  Via the
> selection-coding-system variable, the algorithm is already more
> tinkerable from the Lisp side than strictly necessary.

It would be useful do the clipboard rendering from Lisp, like the
clipboard support for X does. This could enable other formats (rich
text, images) to be supported without C code changes. This was
actually one of the main reasons for implementing delayed rendering.

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