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Re: Building intermediate Chinese language romanization alists

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Building intermediate Chinese language romanization alists
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 21:50:10 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Feng Shu" <address@hidden> writes:

>> (apply #'quail-define-rules pinyin-map-alist)
>> The input method wouldn't be affected, but we'd have access to the
>> mapping via the constant, which would be very useful.
> I agree this idea very much, 3 years ago, pyim do not have
> pyim-pymap.el, it use regexp to parse PY.el to get
> (CJKchar -> pinyin) map, works but I think this is a ugly
> way, so I create pyim-pymap.el based on PY.el
> In my opinion, as a CJK input method, PY.el nearly useless
> for it is very very hard to use. but pinyin->CJKchar map and
> CJK-char->pinyin map very useful, for example, we can create
> search tool, which can search CJKchar with pinyin.

I've put a possible patch up as bug #34215.

Do note that the pyim-pymap.el mapping is actually much better than the
pinyin.map that comes with Emacs!


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