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

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Display of undisplayable characters: \U01F3A8 instead of diamond
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2022 05:09:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman wrote:

>> You've characterised this old behaviour as a bug, but in
>> the preferences of two actual Linux console users (Richard
>> and myself), the solution is not better than the bug.
> With user interface questions, what users want is the key to
> what behavior is good or bad.

With this

  (set-char-table-extra-slot glyphless-char-display 0 "%")


  GNU Emacs 29.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, cairo
   version 1.16.0) of 2022-08-28 [commit

it's pretty equivalent IMO. The diamond, from a user
perspective, was slightly better since % is an actual char
that one use in programming and the diamond wasn't.

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