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Re: Spacing within org-mode tables when diacritics are used

From: Mario Castelán Castro
Subject: Re: Spacing within org-mode tables when diacritics are used
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:52:37 -0500
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On 02/09/17 10:13, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> Maybe you are right, although string-width shouldn't affect display of
> normal-width characters such as é.  It only affects double-width
> characters, or characters that Emacs composes into a single grapheme
> cluster.  Multibyte-ness per se doesn't come into play here.  That's
> why I asked how that é was typed, and what was its encoding on the
> file (if the table was imported from a file).  If there were actually 
> 2 characters, e and ́, then yes, using length would produce wrong
> results that string-width would fix.

So what you are saying is that GNU Emacs is broken in that it assumes
that 1 Unicode code point corresponds to 1 glyph.

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