[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Bug#428536: [Lynx-dev] problem on an ISO-8859-1 terminal

From: Atsuhito Kohda
Subject: Re: Bug#428536: [Lynx-dev] problem on an ISO-8859-1 terminal
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:19:00 +0900 (JST)

Hi Vincent, I'm not an appropriate person to answer
and the followings are only my guess.

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:52:41 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> > Ummmm, okay, I see.  So this is an intended behavior.
> Is it really an intended behavior or just a typo that just hasn't been
> noticed so far?

Perhaps yes, an intended behavior.

> > So the intention is to distinguish the minus sign from 
> > the hyphen, am I right?
> Wait... with the above choice, how do you distinguish the minus sign
> from a space followed by an hyphen?

Maybe, usually, a hypen is directly connected to a letter
and never(?) connected to a space, so one can understand easily
that a space followed by a hyphen is not a hyphen itself.
On the contrary, the minus sign admits, as a binary operator, 
small spacing around it.  If you use/know TeX you can guess
what I mean.

> I think that there shouldn't be a need to distinguish them: the

I guess the upstream will do as you request if I understand 

Thanks and regards,                     2007-6-14(Thu)

 Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT>
 Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]