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Re: non word abbrevs

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: non word abbrevs
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2021 16:18:53 +0900

>> Maybe expecting to have abbrevs work way was a mistake, but it does not seem 
>> possible to have (easy...) arbitrary string expansion in 
>> out-of-the-box-emacs without abbrevs.
>> Would there be another more idiomatic way ?
>> I know about assigning key shortcuts to arbitrary string insertion,
>> but that needlessly fills the keymaps with shortcuts that could be put
>> to better use *and* the combination would be longer to enter than a
>> normal abbrev...
> You can insert a Unicode character with `insert-char'. This does not
> shorten the typing but at least you can insert any character easily.

Thank you. I am really just interested in having "proper" text expansions like 
what I have on the OS side. I fail to see the logic of limiting abbrevs to 
"word characters".

Jean-Christophe Helary @brandelune

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