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Re: Completion should handle combining accents equivalents

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Completion should handle combining accents equivalents
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 11:33:51 -0500
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On 2/2/21 11:19 AM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
Chet Ramey, le mar. 02 févr. 2021 10:50:35 -0500, a ecrit:
On 2/1/21 5:31 PM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
This is tested with libreadline 8.0 on Debian.

If I create a directory named héhé where é is e + U+0301
(combining acute accent), and then try to complete hé into it where é
is the precombined form U+00E9), libreadline does not take care that é
(e with combining acute accent) is equivalent to é (the precombined "e
with acute accent" character), and fails to complete.

Readline doesn't use strcoll right now, since it doesn't work for case-
insensitive completion or case-mapping completion, and there's no
strncmp equivalent.

libreadline can use a unicode normal form for the completion matching.

Readline has hooks to do filename rewriting now. The bash-specific one uses
iconv to convert filenames on macOS. If you want to take a shot at using
that, or something similar, I'd be happy to take a look at what you came
up with.

Try to avoid using iconv or anything similar and external if you can, to
avoid adding any dependencies to readline.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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