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Re: Entering Unicode characters

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Entering Unicode characters
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:18:34 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > "C-x 8 RET" should give you any unicode character by name.
>> That is useless in practice, because it requires users to know these
>> long and often obscure names.  When I wanted to do this, I was unable
>> to do it with C-x 8.  I was totally stumped!  All I could do was try
>> to find a file which had the character I wanted.
> It's a _lot_ easier if completion matching is at least substring,

Which it already is by default.

> But yes, some of the char names are hard to imagine (and thus
> match).  It would help if a user could narrow the choices by
> specifying a character category, for example.

I think for the cases corresponding to those obsolete iso-* packages,
even better would be to provide a "base character" and be offered
a choice among all those chars that build on it.


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