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Re: describe-char on emoji sequences

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: describe-char on emoji sequences
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 21:42:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> 💂🏾‍♂️


> Yes, it is correct: it reports on the character at a certain buffer
> position (you elided that part).

No, the glyph in question is the one at the start of the email: 💂🏾‍♂️.

> If you want a command that could show how to input a sequence of
> characters that were composed, it should be a different command, and
> the way to type such a sequence cannot be automatically generated,
> because how would Emacs know that there's a particular command that
> would produce such a sequence?

It's just a sequence of Unicode code points, surely?  (And the help
buffer lists them, but not in the format needed to enter them.)

>> And the name is "man guard: medium-light skin tone", which we should
>> probably output somewhere.
> That's not a character, while this command describes a character.

Well...  it's a glyph, and the command describes the glyph perfectly
(i.e., all the elements that are part of it), but it doesn't output the
resulting name for the glyph.

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