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Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2023 08:18:40 +0300

> From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@gentoo.org>
> Cc: eggert@cs.ucla.edu,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2023 21:31:49 +0200
> 
> >>>>> On Thu, 06 Jul 2023, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> > K is not a good idea, for 2 reasons:
> 
> >   . the KOI8 family includes 3 encodings, not 1
> >   . U in koi8-u stands for "Ukraine", so replacing it with K will
> >     probably be frowned upon
> 
> The K (for all KOI8 variants) was actually suggested by a person from
> Ukraine, back in 2020:
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2020-08/msg01010.html

That's one person...

> > How about using У instead?  (Assuming using non-ASCII works there; the
> > code seems to allow that.)
> 
> I've just tested a patch with current master, and for me the У works
> both in an X frame ("У" in the mode line), in a text terminal under X
> ("UUУ") and in the Linux console ("UUУ").
> 
> Can we assume that users have the necessary fonts installed?

In Ukraine? most probably.

Did that character on a GUI frame need a non-default font, or was it
supported by the default font.  I'd expect the Cyrillic script to be
supported by the fonts people use as the default in Emacs.



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