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Re: not quite understanding input methods

From: Filipp Gunbin
Subject: Re: not quite understanding input methods
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 16:03:58 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (darwin)

On 01/09/2021 14:43 +0700, Yuri Khan wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 14:25, Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net> wrote:
>> > Blunt question: Are you trying to solve this to get a better
>> > understanding of the Emacs input subsystem (in which case please
>> > ignore this), or do you just want something done? Because, if you want
>> > Compose, it’s right there almost out-of-the-box in XKB.
>> Emacs 28 has the input method "Compose" corresponding to XKB's Compose
>> in leim/quail/compose.el, but many useful key sequences in this
>> input method don't work because of the artificial limitation
>> to ASCII-only chars in read_char.
> 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.

I try to use Emacs input wherever possible, because it's cross-platform.
I used Emacs first on Windows/Cygwin, now on macOS, always in tty.  Of
course there's also remote usage via ssh, I don't do that much, but know
that it's possible if I need.  That is, xkb is not an option for me.

I even disable normal layout switching key combo in macOS, so that I
doesn't press it accidentally while in Emacs, and switch layouts by
clicking in dock (not very convenient so it forces me to learn how to
depend on OS less).


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