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Thanks (was: Re: Where is LEIM for cygwin's emacs 21.2?)
Ken Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 8/5/2009 4:16 AM, Harald Joerg wrote:
>> Very rarely I need to type one or two japanese characters in my
>> emacs, and I recall that I did it with LEIM and set-input-method quite
>> easily. However, in my current installation, emacs says that LEIM
>> isn't installed.
>> As a workaround, I fetched emacs-leim from the web, extracted the
>> tar.bz2 and symlinked the contents to /usr/share/21.2/leim. Now
>> set-input-method works as expected. But I doubt that this is how it
>> ought to be.
>> * Is there something wrong with my installation (old installation,
>> carried over from another machine)?
> No. There was confusion a couple of years ago when it looked like emacs
> was going to be updated to version 22.1 (which did include leim). At
> that point emacs-leim was declared obsolete. Unfortunately, the
> emacs-22.1 build turned out to be unstable, but emacs-leim was never
>> * Would a switch to emacs and emacs-el 23.0.92 be the recommended
>> solution (emacs-el 23.0.92 apparently contains LEIM)?
> Yes. BTW, emacs-el is irrelevant; it just contains the library source
> files (*.el). The byte-compiled libraries (*.elc), including leim, are
> in the emacs package.
Excellent! Many thanks for your clarfications, on both emacs-leim and
cygwin's emacs-el package.
I have just installed emacs 23.0.92 from setup.exe's "experimental"
branch and Japanese characters work like charm.
As an additional bonus I found that Emacs is able to save Japanese
characters as Unicode which makes interoperation with other programs
much easier. Excellent!
All I had to do after the upgrade was to *remove* my private
installation of gnus 5.10.6. It was outdated, didn't work with Emacs23,
and is not necessary since a perfectly working Gnus v5.13 comes bundled
with cygwin's emacs 23.0.92. Wonderful!
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