>>>>> "Aidan" == Aidan Kehoe <firstname.lastname@example.org > writes:
>> If you're looking for suggestions:-), any hack to directly use
>> Unicode in Xft frames would be desirable, I think.
Aidan> What do you mean by this? You mean switching the internal
Aidan> encoding to Unicode just for Xft frames?
No, actually I meant just to have the option to display characters
that have a Unicode code point but not one in standard ISO space.
The FSF hack of randomly creating non-standard charsets is not one I
The internal encoding is going to be buffer-oriented; I don't think
there's any way to only have it in certain frames.
Aidan> Haven't touched it in months, in anticipation of Ben's
Aidan> conflicting work in the same direction being
Aidan> committed. That doesn't seem so be so imminent, so it may
Aidan> be worth more attention.
Talk to Ben directly. He'll tell you what he plans to do, more or
less on what schedule. He doesn't take offense, nor can you pressure
him to do things he doesn't want to do (whether because he thinks it's
Wrong[tm] or because he doesn't want to expend the effort). But he
only pays attention to the lists intermittently, so you can't count on
getting response that way.
Also, he did reivew a patch the other day; I don't know whether that
means he's back in play, or if it was just sufficiently likely to
annoy him that he decided to veto it. It's probably worth asking
before you expend more effort.
Aidan> Thank you for trying the patch;
No problem. I highly recommend git, it really takes the pain and
uncertainty out of this kind of thing.
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