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Re: command fill-paragraph deletes leading Umlauts if line begins with s
Re: command fill-paragraph deletes leading Umlauts if line begins with space
Fri, 07 Jan 2005 17:32:41 +0100
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> If LANG is not set or is "C", Emacs starts in English
>>>> lang. env., and in that case, all 8-bit characters has
>>>> whitespace syntax.
>>> Isn't that a bug. Shouldn't it be something safer like
>>> punctuation syntax?
>> Perhaps. But, C-a, etc. are also whitespace.
> Huh!! You're right!! That sounds very dangerous to me, but it
> seems like I'm just paranoid,
If we are being paranoid about licensing issues, we might as well be
paranoid about declaring characters whitespace. I find it absurd to
assume that in texts any control character should be considered
equivalent to a space when formatting.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum