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Re: not quite understanding input methods

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: not quite understanding input methods
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2021 09:17:00 -0400
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On 9/1/21 05:14, Joost Kremers wrote:
On Wed, Sep 01 2021, Yuri Khan wrote:
My point (which some will find offensive) is that maybe one doesn’t
need to implement input methods in Emacs.

If you have Compose in Emacs, it works in Emacs. If you have Compose
in XKB, it works across your whole desktop.
Except that for some reason, XKB Compose doesn't work for me in Emacs...

Plus, hitting <AltGr " a> is still one key press more than <" a>. Of course I
could use an X keyboard layout that has dead keys, but that has its own

And, as tomas says, Emacs' input methods are more powerful and much easier to

And again, I find myself on a Mac, where I don't have XKB, and don't have AltGr, and it's overall a lot easier to experiment with this stuff in Emacs. Emacs also gives me the ability to have the input method give me help, which the native Mac input methods I might try (painfully) modifying do not.

One of the joys of open source is that people get to pick the mechanism for accomplishing something they find most congenial.


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