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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:01:28 +0900

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:
>> While C-q can be changed to use hex chars, that's a change
>> to its historical behavior.
> I think people who want to input Unicode characters by
> typing code point should customize read-quoted-char-radix to
> 16.

That presumes that unicode characters are only input by people who want
to do it a lot.  However, for _occasional_ users, it's silly to require
them to customize read-quoted-char-radix just to input a character code
they read on some webpage somewhere.

> I once proposed C-q 8 and C-9 to change
> read-quoted-char-radix to 10 and 16 temporarily so that one
> can type C-q 9 c 0 RET to input U+00C0.  I still think it's
> very convenient.

That's pretty convoluted...


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