[NeilB@earthling.net: Re: Please help a poor gaijin!]
Miles Bader wrote:-
> Thing's are quite a bit simpler if you just use emacs-20's built-in
> input methods -- they basically just work out of the box (as long as
> your emacs was compiled with the leim support enabled). Just do:
> (set-language-environment "Japanese")
> Then type C-\ (toggle-input-method) and begin typing!
> Newer versions of (stable-release) gnus actually are harder to make work
> correctly than older versions, but I have a small set of hacks that I
> put in my .gnus file, which make everything work pretty flawlessly.
Thanks for the reminder, but I had tried that (and forgotten about it)
because I found it so frustrating. It doesn't accept "standard" input
methods - to type in "Nihongo" I habitually type a double n like so:-
which is the way kanna and everything else I've used accept it, in
addition to accepting the single n. Emacs insists on a single n.
Then trying to undo mistakes gets even more frustrating - it seems to
remember single keystrokes that have no representation onscreen when
you backspace, and only appear when you type the next character. I
found it a constant battle to use, whereas canna is just very smooth.
Also, Emacs's dictionary seems very limited - nihongo is not
recognised as a word, but gets split as Nihon and hiragana go! I may
be using it wrongly, of course.