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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] New tex-symb.el

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] New tex-symb.el
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 14:37:37 +0100
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* David Kastrup (2007-02-04) writes:

> Now the principal idea of X-Symbol's operation has been the
> replacement of control sequences like \"a in the buffer with รค and in
> particular doing so for a large number of mathematical symbols
> (implemented via separate fonts), and this kind of operation is bound
> to inserting the actual symbols, not corresponding control sequences.

AUCTeX supports substitution of math macros with characters from
UTF-8-enabled fonts through folding.  Also implemented by Masayuki.

> The input methods are just an "additional" functionality.
> So the input methods would need some working over in order to only
> insert symbols that are known to work with the current document
> encoding, and use the TeX transliteration otherwise.  Or always insert
> the transliteration.

As far as I understand the code in tex-symb.el, it supports insertion
of the transliteration and folding it instantly.

> I think it would make sense to steal the (really well-designed) input
> method functionality from X-Symbol.

There was the restriction that only one input method can be activated
at a time, IIRC.  So we should check if it is sensible to use one in
AUCTeX without interfering with others which could be used in


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