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discoverability or which-key-style UI for `C-x 8` prefixes?

You can get various accented letters with C-x 8 and using comma, backtick, apostrophe, and others for the particular accent. For example: C-x 8 ' e gives é C-x 8 ` a gives à And there's other ...
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prettify text, escape characters

I have (appendq! prettify-symbols-alist '( ("_\\infty" . (? (bl . cl) ?∞)) ;; works ("_{-\\infty}" . (? (bl . cl) "-∞")) ;; does not work ...
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Recomposing a decomposed character

(get-char-code-property ?ἀ 'decomposition) returns a list of two characters into which the given character is decomposed. Is it possible, given these characters, to recompose the original? Is there a ...
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How to display a character reversed?

I know about compose-region and have used it for other purposes, but am trying to figure out how to display a character reversed. like transforming c to ↄ. Is this possible?
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Compose characters

I have some copied text from a pdf which renders like this with my current font: I know I could use a different font that handles Unicode characters better, but I would rather find a function to ...
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Change prefix key for compose-character (C-x 8)

According to the documentation, the key C-x 8 can be used to insert non-ASCII characters. For example, C-x 8 ' a will insert "á". Is it possible to change the prefix key to another (shorter) value, ...
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Display devanagari characters

Running Emacs 25 on Kubuntu 17.10. I am able to enter text in devanagari script but it does not dispaly correctly in the editor. For instance, the text entered as: क का कि की कु कू के कै को कौ कं कः...
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Problem with accented greek vowels

I cannot type a Greek accented vowel in emacs. In Xorg, I use the el keyboard layout and in other applications (e.g. Firefox) the normal way to type an accented vowel (e.g. ά) is, first the colon ...