how to add support for more Unicode characters?
kehoea at parhasard.net
Wed Feb 9 09:01:10 EST 2005
Ar an naoiú lá de mí Feabhra, scríobh Mike FABIAN:
> > U+263A will have to wait for UCS as our internal character encoding.
> How does Emacs 21.3 do it without UCS as the internal encoding?
It has a number of Mule character sets that correspond explicitly to ranges
of the UCS, mule-unicode-2500-33ff, mule-unicode-e000-ffff, etc. This is
practical for the moment as people don’t use too may exotic characters, but
will still fail in the same way XEmacs does once Unicode characters outside
that set are encountered. Anyway, UCS as our internal encoding isn’t
(They also have some magic hackery with their UTF-8 coding system such that
unrecognised octet sequences are preserved--this doesn’t apply to UTF-16
data, however, but I have to say, that for magic hackery, it’s very
practical. Kudos to Dave Love.)
“Ah come on now Ted, a Volkswagen with a mind of its own, driving all over
the place and going mad, if that’s not scary I don’t know what is.”
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