Fw: Does MULE require canna and/or wnn?
It seems this message was supposed to be posted to debian-japanese,
not to debian-jp which doesn't exist. So I'll foward it.
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I'm the new maintainer of the XEmacs packages for Debian. I'm an
american, and speak only american english (with a northern midwest
accent). I cannot read your beautiful (and to me, exotic) alphabets
at all. I can almost hear separate words when I hear people speak a
foriegn language, but that doesn't help much.
There will be several packages, each providing a separate XEmacs
editor binary. One will be compiled as `nomule', with only
"file-coding" support. There are two others, as things are currently
set up. One is a Mule with no canna or wnn, and another is a Mule
with both canna and wnn. Both of those will be built with "xfs".
(which makes KDE not set the face for the menubar, by the way. I
think that's KDE's buglet; it hasn't been taught about the resources
for those menus, I guess. Another project for someone out there.)
What I need to know is whether it's true, as the current
xemacs21-mule package description states, that the binary with only
Mule and no canna or wnn will not be useful for input of non-european
text, but can only be used to read it. Is there a way in XEmacs that
a person can type Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic,
or what have you? Does it work "out of the box", or will it require
some setups of some kind on my part? (to be provided by the Debian
packages I will produce.)
I understand that Canna, Wnn, kwnn, Egg, Xim, and those things are
for Asian languages... I know very little about them, and by myself
have no clue how to even see if they work. There's not a thing like
that for the other alphabets, so there must be a way folks can type
that stuff on a standard clatterboard. Is that also true for the
Asian scripts? I found lists in the "leim" directories that looks
like if you type a mnemonic set of ascii, it will insert an asian
character or something. Maybe the mnemonic is phonetic? Hmmm.
Anyway, please try and give me whatever info yous think I'll need to
provide a working set of Mule packages for yous. Perhaps I will need
hands-on assitance... I have a CVS repository set up; I'm vendor
tracking cvs.xemacs.org, and keeping the Debian control stuff and a
few patches in the HEAD revsion.
What is the minimal set of "xemacs-packages/mule/**" stuff that the
xemacs21-mule* package ought to depend on? (that is to say, which of
them must be installed for you to clatterboard at someone in your
(unafraid of being undiplomatic... I stare at you like a child.)
 You Tell Me And We'll Both Know.
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