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Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2015 23:16:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> > > No, because ignoring accents is just a small part of character
>> > > folding.  Please take a look at character-fold.el for the details.
>> >
>> > Agreed.  And neither is it folding of diacriticals, because there
>> > are also ad hoc foldings (e.g., quote marks).  And there will
>> > likely be more to come.  It is, in fact, a hodge podge of foldings
>> > - pretty much all of the various char foldings provided by Emacs
>> > so far, except for letter case.
>> Actually, it's not a hodge-podge at all.  Barring any user-level
>> customizations, it can be formally defined (and has been defined
>> elsewhere) what is and what isn't folded.
> Whether it is formally defined or not does not answer the
> question about the name to use for Emacs users.
> The behavior is a combination of diacritical folding and
> some ad hoc foldings.  Do you have a _specific_ name for it,
> even one coming from the formal definition?  And if so, is
> that name a good one for Emacs users?
> AFAICT, "character folding" is as good as we've come up
> with, so far - not some specific kind of character folding.

How about "fuzzy matching"?

David Kastrup

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