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Re: idn.el and confusables.txt

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: idn.el and confusables.txt
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 05:53:58 +0300

> From: Kenichi Handa <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:07:02 +0900
> By the way, as I got an idea of making the normal
> CHAR_TABLE_REF macro usable for getting an element of such
> table, please wait until I implement it.

Thanks, will do.

> > And what is the entry in that table for characters that don't have a
> > mirrored character defined by BidiMirroring.txt?  Is it the character
> > itself or nil?
> It's nil.  We can make it the character itself, but that
> makes the uni-mirroring.el file big.  Currently, the size is
> just 3605 bytes (half of bidimirror.h).

nil is fine, it's what bidi.c expects.

> > Also, uni-mirroring.el will clash with uni-mirrorred.el on 8+3
> > filesystems.  Can't we use the same uni-mirrorred.el file for both
> > tables?
> If it is agreed to break the backward compatibility, I'll do
> that.  At the moment, at least in Emacs code,
> uni-mirrorred.el is not used.

I'm not sure what backward compatibility this would break.  Adding
another table to a file hardly breaks something, can it?

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