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Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:32:34 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     I think completing utf8 to utf-8 is the best solution as you and Stephen
>     described, so it's worth some code.

> It would look strange for completion to make such a change within a
> word of the user's input.  It may be ok, but let's not forget the
> easy alternative: accept that input without having it visibly change
> in the minibuffer.

> For instance, completing-read could accept a list of alternatives
> that are valid if entered, but should not affect completion.

Such a behavior can be implemented without a list of
alternatives but with a function to find a coding system
with loose matching.  The only difference with Stephen's
proposal is to echo "utf-8" to users or not.

By the way, with such a behavior, when one types "utf8 TAB
TAB", what completion list should we show?  With "utf-8 TAB
TAB", these are shown now.

utf-8   utf-8-auto
utf-8-auto-dos  utf-8-auto-mac
utf-8-auto-unix         utf-8-dos
utf-8-emacs     utf-8-emacs-dos
utf-8-emacs-mac         utf-8-emacs-unix
utf-8-mac       utf-8-unix
utf-8-with-signature    utf-8-with-signature-dos
utf-8-with-signature-mac        utf-8-with-signature-unix

Kenichi Handa

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