Input methods at the age of Unicode
charupdate at orange.fr
Sat Jul 18 15:44:49 CDT 2015
On 18 Jul 2015, at 16:58, Janusz S. Bien wrote:
> cyrillic-translit and most other Emacs input methods are more
> convenient than on-screen keyboard, especially if you don't like to
> use mouse and your goal is to get the text into Emacs :-)
The OSK while working by mouse click too, does not require the use of the mouse/trackpad.
> > This is why, too, the goal should be
> > to pack a reasonably large subset of Unicode into the very core of
> > the keyboard driver of every locale, and make it accessible right
> > there with a Compose tree.
> I don't think it would be practical.
Could you please explain in any way what is the reason why a Compose key, or a huge Compose tree, wouldn't be practical? I'm interested in knowing more about this issue.
> > Every time we open charmap dialogs or even go on the internet to
> > pick a character, weʼre consuming some energy,
> > and if itʼs a routine task that could be done with a memorized
> Memorizing also requires some effort and energy.
Like using the bicycle instead of the car...
> > Of course we need some software as a savior, but this software is
> > consequently called Zotero and helps us save and manage our research
> > results (“Search, not re-search!” https://www.zotero.org).
> I have nothing against Zotero, but its mention here seems completely
We just were talking about saviors.
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