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I downloaded Wily, an Acme clone (since abandoned in favour of Plan 9 from User Space’s X11 port of Acme) in the hopes that, it being X11-native, it would support the X Input Method. Unfortunately, ‘international characters entry’ and X11R6’s ‘input extensions’ are listed as features yet to be implemented in its README files.

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I can’t find any mention of input methods, XIM or otherwise, in ‘devdraw’s X11 code, commit messages or anywhere on the Web. 😔

The Mac port has supported the system’s IME since October, thanks to Xiao-Yong Jin’s work rewriting the display code with Apple’s Metal.

Unfortunately, many of the Japanese documents I work with are saved in Shift-JIS encoding, which Acme (unsurprisingly) does not support.

IBus supports the X Input Method but if Acme doesn’t… I don’t see how else this could work. 😕

I can’t type Japanese in Acme. It doesn’t appear to work with IBus (come to think of it, how does IBus work?).

My initial impressions are that it has more in common with Emacs than it does Vim — in the sense of being a programmers’ user interface onto Unix (or Plan9) — but that it’s quite a bare-bones editor (not necessarily bad).

No editor made, Emacs or Vim, surpasses our Acme in shape, material or finish. 👉🏻 acme.cat-v.org/

After reading this, I went through ‘cat-v’s list of ‘harmful stuff’ to see what’s recommended over XML and YAML, and instead, noticed Acme is recommended over Vim and Emacs. I’ve been interested in for a while so I downloaded and compiled Plan 9 from User Space (pleasantly easy!)… let’s give a go! 👉🏻 harmful.cat-v.org/software/

“There are many Hong Kongers and other smart people writing online who can explain the political context of the protests, the likelihood of intervention, and what this means in a deeper way. I am just a visitor who perhaps thinks too much about fish cakes when being tear gassed.”

idlewords.com/2019/08/a_walk_i

Of course Maciej Cegłowski went to #HongKong protests and wrote a brilliant piece, with references to how the ’80s Soviet–American culture shock is as great as the 2010s America–HK one.

The coolest screenshot of FOSS software mankind has achieved

‘If the JSON and YAML folks can’t get along, I swear I’ll turn this car around and make you all use XML.’

—User ‘QuinnyPig’ on an Orange Site 🍊 discussion of YAML (again) 👉🏻 news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Alcohol mention. 

I have, of course, completely forgotten which manual I wanted to read in the first place, and for what reason, too! 😅

I installed PowerTOP and TLP and now ‘/usr/share/info’ has a directory file! Neither of those packages has an Info manual… so what the hell caused the update? 😕

I installed the Silverblue release of Fedora 30 just the other day, the only layered packages I have installed are ‘baobab’, ‘emacs’, ‘gnome-tweaks’ and ‘torbrowser-launcher’ and there is definitely no directory file in ‘/usr/share/info’. I also confirmed this with a fresh install of regular Fedora 30 in a virtual machine.

Any other users on 30 find they can’t browse their Info manuals due to no directory file existing in ‘/usr/share/info’? 👉🏻 mastodon.social/@amdt/10262057

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