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Re: describe-char should display the character's Unicode name

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: describe-char should display the character's Unicode name
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:29:23 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> > `describe-char' currently displays the character, but in cases where the
> > font is not capable of that, just the codepoint number is not very
> > useful for the user.  The character's Unicode name would be nice, but
> > the user has to customize `describe-char-unidata-list'.  At least the
> > Unicode name ('name) should be in `describe-char-unidata-list' by
> > default.  Since `describe-char' is used rarely and the user really wants
> > to know about the character, I think this is sensible.  It could also be
> > used for `what-cursor-position' which is similarly rarely used.

> Displaying the full Unicode information was turned off by default,
> because licence conditions of the Unicode data file prohibited adding
> it to Emacs, so the user had to download the data file and point the
> variable to the location of this file to be able to see the full
> information from it.

> But since now it is available in Emacs without the need to download it,
> it makes sense to display its full Unicode information by default.

I think displaying all available Unicode informaiton is too
much (see the list shown when you customize
describe-char-unidata-list).  Perhaps, name,
general-cateogory, and decompostion are the best for the
default of that variable.

Kenichi Handa

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