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Re: inputting characters by hexadigit

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: inputting characters by hexadigit
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:27:31 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> DA> This thread got off the ground because some thought that using an input 
>> method
>> DA> could be too heavy for inputting Unicode chars. OK, keep looking for a 
>> better
>> DA> (non "input method") input method, if you must. But please stay away 
>> from key
>> DA> chords and existing key bindings.
>> I don't understand why we don't just provide an interactive function and
>> let the users pick the keybinding they like.  IMHO this is completely
>> useless for many users (considering input methods exist for particular
>> languages and we've talked about stacking multiple input methods), and
>> essential for much fewer people (who need to enter arbitrary Unicode
>> characters by number).
> Seems like a good suggestion to me if combined with Juri's
> latest suggestion.

Do you mean the one based on Stefan's suggestion to use `C-x 8'?

It seems this is the simplest thing to do.  And one additional key
after `C-x 8' to activate the minibuffer doesn't make it worse on
usually quite long numbers.

After binding `C-x 8 RET' to `ucs-insert' we could improve `ucs-insert'
to parse more notations supported by Emacs like "#x..." and "?\x..."
and to input characters by Unicode name with completion.

Juri Linkov

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