XML Unicode V1.6

Volume 7, Issue 129; 21 Jul 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

A couple of bug fixes for XML Unicode, my UI hacks for getting Unicode characters into XML documents in Emacs. [Update: you want V1.6]

In case you’re not tracking What’s New on nwalsh.com, and in case you care about the Emacs hacking I did for getting Unicode characters into XML documents, here’s a pointer.

I released version 1.5 of XML Unicode this morning. It fixes a couple of small bugs:

  1. Cycling through the single quotes (‘, ', ’) didn’t work properly because of a typo (more likely a cut-and-paste error) in unicode-smart-single-quote.

  2. The unicode-smart-semicolon code was way to aggressive: it’d go back through an entire buffer looking for a numeric character reference. Now it only does its magic if it’s invoked with point right at the end of reference.

There are still some things I’d like to improve about the way XML Unicode detects whether or not point is in an XML comment (it’s often confused by the presence of an internal subset), but I don’t know when I’ll get around to that.

Update: I released version 1.6 this evening, without the broken debugging code I accidentally left in 1.5.