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Re: Display of undisplayable characters: \U01F3A8 instead of diamond

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Display of undisplayable characters: \U01F3A8 instead of diamond
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 14:25:51 +0000

Hello, Eli.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2022 at 13:41:28 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 10:35:22 +0000
> > Cc: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> > From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de>

> > I've tried fbterm out, thanks!  It comes up in a font which is too small
> > for me, but that is easily remedied in the configuration file ~/.fbterm.

> > Indeed it doesn't steal C-<space> or C-M-k, but it does take some other
> > bindings like C-<left>/C-<right>.  I don't think there's an option in
> > fbterm to leave all key sequences alone.

> No text terminal can support all the key combinations a GUI display
> can.

I think it can, though that involves enhancing the keyboard layout.
loadkeys is my friend, here.  There is no key combination I've wanted
that I've been unable to create with loadkeys.

X-Windows is a different matter, just as a matter of interest.  To get
C-M-S-<F1> etc. working, I had to amend the source of some keyboard
thing (I can't remember exactly what, any more).

> Many terminals don't support C-<left> either (xterm is one such
> prominent example).

My keyboard certainly supports C-<left>, etc.

> So this shouldn't prevent you from using this console.

fbterm appears to respect the loadkeys setting mostly, anyway.

> > At the moment, I'm not sure whether I will end up using it or not.
> > Probably not.

> Why not?  The Linux console is abysmally inadequate for Emacs, from
> where I stand.

I probably use a more boring selection of languages to write in than you
do, just a couple of West European ones, so the Linux console's
limitations will affect me a lot less.

Partly, it is a good thing for there to be a Linux console user on the
development team, since this helps maintain Emacs's usability on it.
People do use Emacs in this environment.

Also, I haven't found out how to modify the fonts in use on fbterm, and
I don't like the default one supplied.  Maybe I'll find that out.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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