Joris van der Hoeven | 7 Jan 17:41 2011

Re: [TeXmacs] No backtick in mode=prog anymore

Dear Sam,

On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 04:23:02PM -0000, Sam Liddicott wrote:
> Joris, do you have any comments about this backtick weirdness?
> I think back ticks should have fixed width when mode=prog.
> I'm curious about the reasoning behind backticks being exported in text  
> as unicode 0xE28098 which looks quite different.

David Allouche made this decision a long time ago.
I don't remember the rationale, but there surely was one.

> I'm curious how that when a text file with a back-tick is imported a  
> different symbol is show on the screen (looks like a normal back-tick,  
> i.e. a grave accent instead of a back-quote).
> Perhaps when the back-tick key is pressed when mode=prog it should  
> generate the character represented as \0 (what a weird representation?); 

Thank Knuth for using these characters in fonts.

> and when mode=prog this character should be exported as ascii 0x60  
> instead of unicode 0xE28098

That would be the simplest thing to do.

> If this sounds reasonable to you I will try to contrive it and send a  
> patch, although I fear that interpreting a keystroke differently when  
> mode=prog will be simpler than cut-n-paste differently into a place  
> where mode=prog - perhaps you could advise?

I don't really know; please investigate... --Joris