I do not want to talk about coding systems but about input methods.
I will also presume the use an american keyboard. (Kubuntu 6.10)
I have not really used Mule on a regular base, so maybe what I am
going to ask sounds very basic.
On NoMule Xemacs I am used to iso-accents-mode which allows me to
generate latin1 characters such as "Spanish" and "German" characters
by typing 7bit ASCII code such as
'o --> ó
Etc. I can restrict that only to Spanish or only to German.
(Although I did not want to talk a about coding these symbols are
later stored as unibyte 8859-1 chars.)
Two things I want to emphasize:
- I can toggle iso-accents-mode ON and OFF.
- I an iso-accentuate and iso-unaccentuate whole regions,
changing 8 bit to 7 bit and back.
In Mule, according to my understanding, the closest thing would be
using quail and there the "german-pre" and "spanish-pre" method (I
think one could still use iso-accents-mode but that is not my point
Now it seems
- I cannot toggle off these input methods.
- I cannot change the chars back to the 7bit ASCII, that is there
is not equivalent to iso-unaccentuate. I would find this
especially useful for the TeX-input we recently discussed.
Would it be possible to implement these two properties for quail?
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