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Re: non-breaking hyphens

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: non-breaking hyphens
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:12:04 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:59:14 -0700
> > > BTW, there is already a mapping in lisp/international/latin1-disp.el
> > > in `latin1-display-ucs-per-lynx' that can be used to match 
> > > confusable characters.
> > 
> > Yes, we have several overlapping features that handle these and other
> > issues.  One other related "overlap" is glyphless characters display
> > vis-a-vis display tables; currently they contradict.  The current
> > situation is quite a mess, and we need to resolve it by designing a
> > coherent set of features to handle all that.
> Introduce a user-customizable data structure as I suggested _now_, and drive
> whatever current or future changes are needed for the UI etc. off of that,
> instead of hard-coding here and there.

Introducing a UI when there's no sign of design anywhere in sight is
backwards.  We don't even know yet whether it will be one feature or
several different ones.

Somebody should present at least an idea of a design before any code
could be crafted that will not be thrown away soon enough.

> Continuing to hard-code-hack here and there now is not a great idea, other
> things being equal.

Right, and that's why no one's doing that.

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