From: Julian Bradfield (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 11:42:20 CST
On 2009-01-06, Michael D'Errico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In my proposal, you could (not sure if it would be a good
> idea or not) specify one script is for English text, and
> another is French, for example. Then you write all of your
> English in the English "script" and all French in the French
> script. There are no modes when doing it this way.
More or less what Emacs/MULE does to keep different East Asian
character sets distinct!
I'm in the process of unicodifying XEmacs, and having some such scheme
(internal to XEmacs) is something I've thought about for those who
want to preserve the distinctions. Of course, the external file
encoding would have to be ISO-2022, or Unicode with language tags or
something else modal, or nothing else would be able to read the files.
Curiously, everybody finds it a complete pain that in XEmacs, all the
ISO-8859-n upper halves are disjoint, but some people really dislike
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