Ar an cúigiú lá déag de mí Márta, scríobh Mats Lidell:
>>>>> Aidan Kehoe <kehoea(a)parhasard.net>
Aidan> Mats is curious about the need for
Aidan> try-alternate-layouts-for-commands, so here’s an attempt to
Aidan> explain what it does;
Aidan> for people in Russia or Greece, the keyboard by default doesn't
Aidan> generate Roman-alphabet characters. So it’s actually
Aidan> comparatively a lot of work to type control f or control b.
OK. I'm beginning to understand now...
Aidan> If try-alternate-layouts-for-commands is non-nil [...] XEmacs
Aidan> pretends for a second that the keyboard has a US layout...
So without try-alternate-layouts-for-command each package with
keybindings would have to provide a binding for all possible keyboard
All possible scripts, really, since there are many non-US Latin-alphabet
keyboard layouts that are no real problem to use with XEmacs.
Is this an XEmacs unique technique or is it used by other editors?
As far as I know it’s unique to XEmacs. Ben did the implementation on Win32,
I got it working on X11, and at the point of the latter Paul Pogonyshev was
attempting, unsuccessfully, to get GNU to support something of the sort. I
wouldn’t be surprised if other apps have independently reinvented it.
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