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Re: [O] Show presence of zero width spaces using overlay

 From: Kaushal Modi Subject: Re: [O] Show presence of zero width spaces using overlay Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 09:46:20 -0400

That's correct. That code might be an overkill for people who never needed org entities.

I thought that I have never used `C-u` before plain single characters, so why not make use of that in org mode. With that code in place, inserting an org entity is now C-u away :)

If I happen to need org entities for nonascii chars, I can associate them to plain letters like `a`, `b`, `c`... in org-entities-user. For example, `C-u c` can be used to enter copyright symbol org entity.

I haven't yet used `sgml-name-char`, thanks for the tip.

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Kaushal Modi

On Sep 19, 2015 3:26 AM, "Eric Abrahamsen" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I got really interested in org-entities (to deal with the case I
> mentioned in the first email in this thread like \ast{}shrug\ast{})
> and came up with this:

[...]

> Question to the list is: Does this advise mask any useful
> functionality of org-self-insert-command?

This is very cool, in principle! My first reaction would be: people will
probably just want a single command that inserts an entity, either by
name or by the character itself. Tapping into basic keystrokes like this
is very clever, but people only like clever when it's clever exactly the
way they want it, and the more clever a thing is the more opinions
diverge, if that makes sense. Why not just do something like, for
example, `sgml-name-char'?