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Re: Emacs 23 character code space

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 23 character code space
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 22:18:10 +0200

> From: Kenichi Handa <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:24:09 +0900
> >   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
> codes.

But that's not really "decoding", is it?  By "decoding" we usually
mean conversion _to_ the Emacs internal representation, whereas in
your example, we convert _from_ the internal representation to some

To avoid confusion, I suggest to talk about "conversion" of Emacs
characters to code points of a charset.  Do you agree?

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