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Emacs: aLtCaPs version 1.1.0

Transform words to alternating letter casing in order to convey sarcasm or mockery. For example, convert I respect the authorities to i ReSpEcT tHe AuThOrItIeS.

Below are the release notes.


New user option

Introduced the user option altcaps-force-character-casing. It forces the given letter casing for specified characters. Its value is an alist of (CHARACTER . CASE) pairs. CHARACTER is a single character (satisfies the characterp condition), while CASE is the upcase or downcase symbol (code sample further below).

The idea is to always render certain characters in lower or upper case, in consideration of their legibility in context. For example, the default altcaps algorithm produces this:

iLlIcIt IlLiBeRaL sIlLiNeSs

Whereas if the value of this variable declares i to always be lowercase and L uppercase, then we get this:

iLLiCiT iLLiBeRaL siLLiNeSs

The code to do this:

(setq altcaps-force-character-casing
      '((?i . downcase)
        (?l . upcase)))

Thanks to Cédric Barreteau for the idea of forcing a given letter case on specified characters. I think that giving users the option keeps our code simple, while providing a useful point of customisation.

Cédric is the author of the nvim-altcaps, which is a plugin for NeoVim based on my altcaps idea: https://github.com/cbarrete/nvim-altcaps.

Improvements to documentation

  • Wrote a README.md which contains basic information about the project, including links to the official Git repos, its mirrors on GitHub/GitLab, as well as the project’s mailing list. This file is useful for Git forges that have trouble parsing an Org file (the manual is README.org, which the GNU ELPA machinery converts into a proper Info manual).
  • Added missing index entries to the manual for our commands and the new user option.
  • Wrote this very CHANGELOG.org, which is helpful for those who inspect the Git repository.