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Re: Inputting UTF8 in Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Inputting UTF8 in Emacs
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2023 17:20:31 +0200

> Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2023 14:58:35 +0000
> From: uzibalqa <>
> Cc:
> > > Although I got it to work, can things be simplified further. For instance,
> > > having a command that moves from one character set to another, showing the
> > > same as is shown by the use of "TAB TAB".
> > 
> > 
> > This already exists: use M-<DOWN> and M-<UP> arrow keys.
> `C-x 8 RET M-<DOWN>' takes a long time to load and display.

No, not `C-x 8 RET M-<DOWN>'.  I meant this:


> All the UTF8 characters get displayed in a long list with M-<DOWN>
> and M-<UP> moving a character at a time.
> My interest is in displaying a page (e.g. a table) at a time with just the
> UTF8 characters of a particular set.  And shifting one set at a time.
> To have an idea, consider the case if `C-x 8 RET M-<DOWN>' shows the first
> character set (e.g. Arrows).  Then pressing "M-<DOWN>" again shows the next 
> character set (e.g. Math Operators), and so on.  Makes browsing the UTF8 
> characters much faster and you are moving by Character Set rather them by
> Character Glyph. 

This is not what "C-x 8 RET" is for.  You want a command that shows
Unicode characters by Unicode blocks, and then allows inserting some
character.  I'm sure someone has already written something like that,
so maybe search the various ELPAs.

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