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

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: describe-char should display the character's Unicode name
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 03:35:32 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> You can use the input method "ucs" to input any Unicode
>> character by typing its codepoint.  A method by typing
>> Unicode name is not yet implemented.
> An input method is not a good solution because while input methods are
> good for heavy use, they're quite annoying to juggle for occasional inputs.

Yes, it is inconvenient to activate an input method to insert just one
Unicode character.

>>> `ucs-insert'.  Is `ucs-insert' already obsolete?
>> We can make it obsolete now.
> Please don't, until there's a better replacement.
> [One possibility would be an addition to C-q to make it accept "# hex-digits"
> or something.]

By the word "obsolete" I meant developing a better method to input
Unicode characters than `ucs-insert'.  Of course, there is no sense
to remove `ucs-insert'.

Juri Linkov

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