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Re: Inputting UTF8 in Emacs

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: Inputting UTF8 in Emacs
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2023 17:19:24 +0100
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On Sat, 16 Dec 2023 17:20:31 +0200 Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:

>> 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.

I know of these two: (also available from MELPA)

Steve Berman

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