From: Gregg Reynolds (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 13:02:26 CDT
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
In my experience with nXML this isn't so important.
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