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Re: character sets as they relate to “Raw” string literals for elisp

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: character sets as they relate to “Raw” string literals for elisp
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 20:01:15 +0000

Hello, Eli.

On Fri, Oct 08, 2021 at 21:47:15 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 20:42:44 +0300
> > From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
> > Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org, rms@gnu.org, juri@linkov.net, db48x@db48x.net,
> >  stefankangas@gmail.com, yuri.v.khan@gmail.com, monnier@iro.umontreal.ca

> > > Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 17:17:36 +0000
> > > Cc: Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>, rms@gnu.org,
> > >   yuri.v.khan@gmail.com, juri@linkov.net, db48x@db48x.net,
> > >   monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> > > From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@muc.de>

> > > I would suggest something slightly different which will solve the entire
> > > problem rather than just part of it.  Have the minor mode translate the
> > > buffer text (temporarily) into ASCII rather than just displaying it thus.
> > > That way the user can search for `foo' or ... simply by using C-s.

> > Modifying the text of an Info manual is a bad idea for the reasons I
> > explained in an earlier message.

> And, of course, if you must have only ASCII characters in the Info
> files themselves, you can always regenerate them from the sources,
> without using the --enable-encoding switch.  It's so simple that it's
> hardly worth another round of futile "discussions" that never go
> anywhere.

That's not what I want.  I want UTF-8 characters, so that people's names,
etc., can be displayed correctly.  I simply don't want the PUNCTUATION in
texi files to get translated to Unicode characters not on my keyboard,
and which can't be cleanly displayed on my Linux console.  makeinfo and
friends don't have options for this.

I realise I'm not going to get this unless I write it myself, whether in
Texinfo or Emacs.

I'm also not asking you to carry on this discussion, which clearly isn't
going to get anywhere.  But please take note of what it is I want and why
- that is, precisely, punctuation characters that I can type, display,
and search for with C-s.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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