Commit 248c026b authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

(Antinews): Minor fixes.

parent f7980931
2008-12-05 Richard M Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* anti.texi (Antinews): Minor fixes.
2008-12-03 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* maintaining.texi (Old Revisions): Fix diff-switches description.
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......@@ -21,21 +21,19 @@ names---are clearly redundant, and have been removed.
@item
We have switched to a character representation specially designed for
Emacs. Rather than forcing all the widely used scripts artificially
into alignment, like Unicode does, Emacs treats them all equally,
giving each one a place in the space of character codes. Thus,
scripts do not need to fight over characters used in each one of them,
as each has its own variant, and they all are different as far as
Emacs is concerned. For example, there's a Latin-1 c-cedilla
character, and there's a Latin-2 c-cedilla; searching a buffer for the
Latin-1 variant will only find that variant, but not the others. This
design allows us to get rid of a confusing situation in Emacs 23,
whereby a character can simultaneously belong to any number of
charsets.
@item
Emacs now uses an internal encoding, known as @samp{emacs-mule}, which
is peculiar to Emacs and does not map easily into any of the existing
character encodings, including Unicode. This was imperative to
into alignment, as Unicode does, Emacs treats them all equally, giving
each one a place in the space of character codes. Thus, scripts do
not need to fight over characters used in each one of them, as each
has its own variant, and they all are different as far as Emacs is
concerned. For example, there's a Latin-1 c-cedilla character, and
there's a Latin-2 c-cedilla; searching a buffer for the Latin-1
variant will only find that variant, but not the others. This design
allows us to eliminate the confusing practice in Emacs 23 whereby one
character can simultaneously belong to any number of charsets.
@item
Emacs now uses its own special internal encoding for non-@acronym{ASCII}
characters, known as @samp{emacs-mule}. This was imperative to
support several different variants of the same character, each one
belonging to its own script: @samp{emacs-mule} marks each character
with its script, to better discern them from one another.
......@@ -63,7 +61,7 @@ Emacs can no longer display frames on X windows and text terminals
(ttys) simultaneously. If you start Emacs as an X application, the
Emacs job can only create X frames; if you start Emacs on a tty, the
Emacs job can only use that tty. No more confusion about which type
of frame will @command{emacsclient} use in any given Emacs session!
of frame @command{emacsclient} will use in any given Emacs session!
@item
Emacs can no longer be started as a daemon. We decided that having an
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