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Re: Input method or help feature needed

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Input method or help feature needed
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:53:24 +0200

> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:24:15 +0100 (CET)
> From: Harald Hanche-Olsen <address@hidden>
> [Stephen Berman <address@hidden> (2011-02-17 19:52:06 UTC)]
> > The ucs-insert command already does this: typing
> > 
> > C-x 8 RET * dotless TAB TAB
> > 
> > brings up a completions buffer containing all unicode character names
> > matching "DOTLESS" -- including LATIN SMALL LETTER DOTLESS I.
> But I don't think it is obvious from the documentation that the tab
> completion recognizes wildcards.

You are right, this seems to be undocumented.  Which is really bad,

> Starting from C-h k C-x 8 RET and
> following a link we are led to the docstring for read-char-by-name,
> which only says
>   You can type a few of first letters of the Unicode name and use
>   completion.
> Adding a note about wildcards to that docstring would be helpful?
> After a look at the source, I suppose the wildcard feature is provided
> by completing-read, but I certainly didn't have a clue about that
> until now.

If someone tells which function implements this feature, I will add
the appropriate information to the affected doc strings.

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