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Re: Someting with Emacs visual-line-mode

From: suvayu ali
Subject: Re: Someting with Emacs visual-line-mode
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:18:10 -0700

On 14 September 2010 02:16, Lennart Borgman <> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:09 AM, PJ Weisberg
> <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM, suvayu ali <> 
>> wrote:
>>> On 13 September 2010 17:43, Lennart Borgman <> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> I do not think he wanted visual line mode to be turned off. Why do you
>>>> say so? FanQing said the line should break, but that it should break
>>>> at the last Chinese character before the window boundary..
>>> Isn't that the same behaviour as `truncate-lines' set to `nil'?
>> The behavior you get with truncate-lines set to nil, word-wrap set to
>> nil, and visual-line-mode set to t is what I think he's looking for
>> with respect to Chinese characters.
>> What he's really asking for is for Chinese characters to not "stick
>> together" like English (etc.) characters do when word-wrap is on.
>> That would take me by surprise if I had embedded a few Chinese
>> characters into some English text I was writing and Emacs broke the
>> line between them, because I'm not used to seeing words that are
>> "breakable" but not normally separated by a space.  I don't know what
>> the best way would be to handle that   I'm sure there are different
>> rules for different languages that I don't even know about, and all
>> word-wrap does not is look for the last tab or space.
> Does not this suggest that Chinese characters should be treated
> different than English characters?

I suspect that is the case. I don't know any Chinese myself.

> Again, please send a bug report.

Lets hope the OP will do that.


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