Re: Full Unicode Computer Keyboard

From: Gregg Reynolds (
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 13:02:26 CDT

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    Hans Aberg wrote:
    > Such an input method might relate to the discussion here about the
    > correctness of character names. A Unicode keyboard input method, for
    > standard keyboards, might be as follows:
    > - First one hits the button, indicating that a new Unicode character is
    > to be input.
    > - One then types metacharacters A-Z plus space on the keyboard, and the
    > computer displays possible character name completions, possibly with
    > some other identifiers, such as a number or the Unicode character number.
    > - When there is only one match, one hits "enter"; alternatively, one
    > types the displayed number, and hits "enter".

    Emacs nXML mode does something very similar to this and is quite a
    convenient indeed. I use babelpad's lookup functionality to find the
    char name/number visually and emacs for actual editing.


    > I think it is interesting to think about the method above, because it
    > then becomes practically important to get character names and aliases
    > correct.

    In my experience with nXML this isn't so important.


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