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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:38:59 +0200
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Miles Bader wrote:
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
If we consider that C-q <char> should stick to "insert <char>", then
one way to still use C-q + <charcode> is to use non-chars in <charcode>,
e.g. use the meta modifier.

While that's a nice goal, I'm not sure the alternatives to C-q + MAGIC
are any better...

It seems to me that the having a single magic character would be
reasonable, it's having 27 different magic characters that starts to get

So how about "#" as the single magic char, and have "##" to insert a #

I am not sure if I misunderstand you, but having a printable character would IMO be very disturbing since Emacs can be used for so many things.

How about C-M-q as the magig key?

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