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Re: g-client: character coding problem

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: g-client: character coding problem
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 12:16:13 +0200

Am 14.05.2007 um 09:45 schrieb Tim X:

BTW, can someone tell me what emacs 23 is? I'm running from CVS and it reports the version as emacs 22. I've seen a number of references to emacs 23, which I've not heard of and didn't think existed (given that I would expect the CVS
to be the latest version).

It's another branch (unicode-2) of GNU Emacs. It is based on Unicode as a means to represent text characters. Therefore a particular character has the same code no matter what encoding is used in that buffer. You can isearch for à or ï in every buffer and every encoding. It also uses anti-aliasing (although I am not sure whether I see the effect) and an experimental font-backend, that seems to be different from the fontsets used in earlier Emacsen. Another difference is the use of font-config library. Recently libotf has been introduced into the code, but it still does not use OpenType fonts. All the changes that happen to GNU Emacs 22 in CVS can be found after some delay in Unicode Emacs 23.

Documentation is not perfect, there is no explicit mentioning of Emacs 23 specific functions and you have to search a lot to understand how to make use of the additions. It seems to me that the extra code for Carbon Emacs (for Mac OS X) is buggy and not supported and maintained. Besides, the X client runs quite reliable!



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