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Re: duplicate input methods: german-postfix and german-alt-postfix

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: duplicate input methods: german-postfix and german-alt-postfix
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:32:28 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> the input methods german-postfix and german-alt-postfix are completely
> identical, AFAICS.

> I think it's confusing.  I'd suggest to either remove
> german-alt-postfix (keep it as comment it in leim/quail/latin-alt.el?)
> or add "identical to german-postfix" in the documentation of
> german-alt-postfix.

> BTW, my impression is that `latin-alt.el' was derived from
> `latin-post.el' and modifications to most languages (input methods)
> were changed, but german wasn't.  Is this historically correct?  Just
> curious...

I've found many other input methods (e.g. danish-postfix vs
danish-alt-postfix) are the same.

They have been there since latin-atl.el was committed by
Richard about 10 years ago.  I have no idea why the same
maps were introduced in that file.

Kenichi Handa

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