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Re: Emacs 23 character code space

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Emacs 23 character code space
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:24:09 +0900
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In article <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> > No.  A coding-system is a mapping between a sequence of
> > characters and a sequence of bytes.

> Then how to understand this sentence you wrote:

>   Emacs decodes a specific code point of a specific character set to
>   an Emacs character.

Here, "decode" doesn't mean "decode by a coding system".

> Under what circumstances does this decoding happen?  The only type of
> ``decoding'' I knew about until now was by decode-coding-region and
> friends, which use a coding-system to decode a byte sequence into
> Emacs characters.

For instance, to get a glyph-code of X font, we decode a
character by a charset with that the font encodes glyph

Kenichi Handa

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