|Subject:||Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 9ce1d38: Use curved quotes in core elisp diagnostics|
|Date:||Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:25:18 -0700|
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:
Well, as I said, I edit texts with non-ascii characters frequently, and don't experience any particular difficulty with them. Having to type in a decimal/hex code for a non-working character (or, even worse, having to look up an input method for it) just stops me in my tracks. An example is when I reply to Óscar, "Ó" being outside my working character set.Emacs currently makes it harder to deal with non-ASCII and/or non-working characters than it could.Could you give an example of this (pertaining, preferably, to non-ascii working characters)?
You gave an example in your previous paragraph, where you're stopped in your tracks if you have to type "Ó" into Emacs.
Whatever problem that might be, the solution surely cannot be artificially to inflict it on ourselves.
There's nothing artificial about using a character to represent itself in typical usage in a doc string or a diagnostic. What's artificial is requiring users to laboriously type and read ASCII-only circumlocutions instead.
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