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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 17:54:05 +0100
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Stefan Monnier wrote:

> I think a good solution should start by scrapping the C-q <octal>
> corner case.

Seems like something people'd get used to having pretty rapidly, even if
it was unfortunately positioned in retrospect.

One advantage of hanging the char-by-code stuff off C-q is (obviously
enough) that it doesn't eat another default global binding.

But maybe a separate global binding needs eating, if the goal is to
avoid further C-q pollution.  Inserting a character by code (or unicode
name) is perhaps something genuinely important enough? That would
basically come down to deciding a more convenient default binding for a
souped-up M-x ucs-insert.

I dunno what's left at this stage. Heh. C-x#  might be very nice. Funny,
I don't _recall_ ever using it (cue zillions of people pointing out what
it is used for)

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