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Re: arrow keys vs. C-f/b/n/p

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: arrow keys vs. C-f/b/n/p
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:14:48 +0300

> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, David Kastrup <address@hidden>,
>         address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:45:22 -0400
> My question is: do people who edit bidi frequently need or expect a
> separate command for moving logically?

Please explain what you mean here.  _All_ movement commands in Emacs
move logically, both C-f/C-b and the arrow keys.

> If not, we could require C-f/[right] to always move right, and
> C-b/[left] to always move left.  This would be the right-char and
> left-char commands, with `forward-char' and `backward-char' no longer
> bound to keys.

You are in effect saying that screen direction is more important than
the reading order.  This is IMO fundamentally wrong.

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