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Re: single-key-description no good for Japanese and Chinese chars

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: single-key-description no good for Japanese and Chinese chars
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 23:34:15 -0400

        Many keys will fail to display on various terminals, and that can't be
        avoided.  However, when key-description returns something that won't
        display properly on certain terminals, it means that help displays
        such as that of C-h b are not meaningful either.  That is not good.

    Maybe not. But I don't think that's much of a problem - or, rather, I don't
    think there's much that can be done about it. If a user has the proper
    fonts, then the characters are displayed; otherwise, they are not. There is
    nothing different here from using a Web browser or other applications.
    Novice users might wonder about the empty boxes displayed, but they will
    wonder the same thing in other apps.

C-h b is supposed to describe the bindings, which means that it ought
to meet a somewhat higher standard of comprehensibility than ordinary
buffer contents.

Also, if you don't edit Chinese, you won't get Chinese characters in
your files.  But you will get them in C-h b output.

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