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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 01:17:29 +0900

Miles Bader writes:
 > David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden> writes:
 > >> 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.
 > >
 > > Well, convenient, but maybe supporting emacs lisp hex
 > > literal syntax might be more memorable? e.g. C-q #x2618
 > Yes, that sounds like a good syntax to me -- I think it's important that
 > it be easy to remember, because many people will use it only
 > occasionally.

Agreed, but how about trying the syntax everybody actually uses: `C-q
U+00C0'?  Are there situations where C-q U really needs to insert a U?

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