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Re: Inputting characters with specialist diacritic marks in emacs

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Inputting characters with specialist diacritic marks in emacs
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:24:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

"B. T. Raven" <> writes:

> By far the easiest and mnemonically most intuitive
> way of inserting exotic glyphs is with an input
> method. If you put this line:
> (fset 'im-lat [?\C-x return ?\C-\\ ?l ?a ?t ?i ?n ?-
> ?p ?o ?s ?t ?f ?i ?x return])
> into your .emacs you can invoke the latin-postfix
> method with M - im-lat and have access to
> å ä ö Å Ä Ö plus about 180 other diacritic
> combinations from all the languages of Europe that
> use the Latin alphabet, and including £ ¥ €
> then you can toggle back and forth to and from your
> previous input method with C-\

That may be a good idea if you have the need for 180+
"diacritic combinations" but if you only need å, ä, ö,
which are *not* exotic in Swedish but common vowels
like any other, this is far too slow and to change
input method at that - no good.

For but a few chars that are used all the time the
compose key is the best solution: fast, no toggling,
and every (other) char remain the same - no blocking
or interfering with whatever else you use.

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