how to add support for more Unicode characters?
kehoea at parhasard.net
Thu Jun 16 15:19:07 EDT 2005
Ar an cúigiú lá déag de mí Meitheamh, scríobh Mike FABIAN:
> Is it possible to call a function when XEmacs encounters an
> unsupported character?
> If yes, one could probably add unsupported characters to such a
> private charset "just in time" when they are first used.
I think that’s an excellent idea--I’ve been mulling various ways to avoid
our Unicode support trashing data in the short term, and that’s better than
anything I’ve come up with :-) .
Stephen’s comment that everything is going to change shortly is true, but
not for values of “shortly” that end before we make any release this year†,
unless he has a lot of relevant tested, debugged code on his hard disk. I
have written a decent amount of a C implementation of
UCS-as-our-internal-encoding, but it is not yet robust, and a lot of Lisp
needs to be changed and tested the way I’m doing it, something that will
take a while.
†Still not guaranteed, much as I’d like to commit to being release engineer
“I, for instance, am gung-ho about open source because my family is being
held hostage in Rob Malda’s basement. But who fact-checks me, or Enderle,
when we say something in public? No-one!” -- Danny O’Brien
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