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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 03:29:12 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>  > >> 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'?

It seems more convenient to omit the plus sign and accept `C-q U00C0'.

> Are there situations where C-q U really needs to insert a U?

Yes, there are rare situations where `C-q U' is necessary to insert
`a' without overwriting the underlying character in overwrite-mode.

Juri Linkov

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