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Re: Questions about isearch

From: raman
Subject: Re: Questions about isearch
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:21:34 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:


For the specific case of say a Turkish table in an English buffer, etc,
Emacs' facilities of narrow-to-region etc can be used to advantage while
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>   > So you will sort Turkish words in an otherwise English text according
>   > to English rules?  And spell-check them using an English dictionary?
>   > I don't think so.
> You seem to be trying to design an ultimate, ideal current language
> facility.  We might want to get there eventually, but I think we
> should start with something simple.  After all, most buffers have only
> one language in them.  If there are a few words in another language,
> the user probably won't find it hard to deal with the fact that Emacs
> does not know they are in another language.
> Having a selectable language for the whole buffer
> is going to be better than the current situation
> where you can't select it.
> If you have a table in Turkish in the middle of a English document,
> and you want to sort the table, you can switch the buffer to Turkish,
> sort, and switch back to English.


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