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Re: Entering emojis

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Entering emojis
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 14:51:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> Right now, to have ligatures, you need to manually define
> character-composition rules for them, something that is too low-level
> to advertise as a feature ready to be used.

Ah, I see.

> And the definitions of those rules should be specific to the font you
> are using, because different fonts support different ligatures.

Huh.  Well, I know nothing about this, but...  don't the fonts come with
this metadata?  It seems very odd if every program has to have separate
support for each font.

> (Some 3rd-party packages use this infrastructure, but I have yet to
> see a package that does it in a satisfactory manner, per the
> description in TODO.)

It'd be cool if Emacs got ligature support that works out of the box,
because then people could use



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