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The default composition callback of the editor. Composition here means composing input characters into other characters by an input method.


editor-pane-default-composition-callback editor-pane what


The function editor-pane-default-composition-callback is the default composition-callback of editor-pane. It may also be called by your program.

When called with what = :start, editor-pane-default-composition-callback sets the composition placement in the editor by calling set-composition-placement, and also makes it move the composition window following the user's mouse cursor movement

When called with what = :end, it stops the following of the mouse cursor.

When called with a list (which needs to be a plist), editor-pane-default-composition-callback checks if it contains a keyword/value pair for :string-face-lists, and if it does displays it in the editor temporarily (until the next call to it). See the entry for output-pane for the description of the value string-face-lists .

By default, editor-pane-default-composition-callback uses the faces that are supplied in string-face-lists , but if the plist contains :selection-needs-face and :selected-range, it displays the selected range with a different face, by merging *editor-pane-composition-selected-range-face-plist* into the given face of the selected range.

This can be overridden by setting the composition-face in the editor-pane, or the global *editor-pane-default-composition-face* if the composition-face of the pane is :default. If composition-face is a true value then the exact behavior depends on its type:

A plist

This is appended to each face plist in the the string-face-lists . In other words, it provides default values for the attributes of the face.

An editor:face

Overrides the supplied face completely.

A function or a symbol

For string-face-list , funcalls it with two arguments, the pane and the supplied face plist, and uses the result (which may be an editor:face or a face plist).

editor-pane-default-composition-callback is the default value of composition-callback for editor-pane. This can be overridden by passing :composition-callback or using output-pane-composition-callback (see entry for output-pane).

The user-supplied callback may call editor-pane-default-composition-callback to do the actual display, potentially after modifying the argument when it is a plist.

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CAPI User Guide and Reference Manual (Unix version) - 25 Feb 2015