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Re: <Multi_key> is undefined

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: <Multi_key> is undefined
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:20:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>> After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 (and using Cinnamon), I can no longer
>>> use <Multi_key>.  Emacs flashes at me and displays "<Multi_key> is
>>> undefined".
>> That means compose handling is broken on your system.
> It's likely not just "my system" but in a month of time the most widely
> deployed GNU/Linux system.
>> One workaround is to remove ibus, so compose is properly handled again
>> by the X server.
>> Nothing Emacs can do about.
> If this is nothing Emacs can do about, why is it working with
> Gnome-terminal, Firefox, Gedit, the search box of Evince, even the GTK
> file selector called from Emacs (when using the mouse in the File/Open
> menu) and basically every other application on my system?
> Can you name a single _other_ application rather than Emacs that should
> have a non-working Multi_key if "compose handling [was] broken on my
> system"?
> If it is only Emacs showing that problem, shouldn't there be a
> workaround even if you insist that Emacs is "correct" according to some
> spec nobody else appears to be using?

And even if we insist that all of this is "somebody else's problem", it
won't go away by itself if it is only visible with Emacs and we don't
bother getting to the bottom of it and reporting it to whoever else is
somebody else.

David Kastrup

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