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Re: mule Chinese input inconveniences


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: mule Chinese input inconveniences
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 11:35:15 GMT

address@hidden (Bill Richter) writes:
>    I think that even in the simpler chinese case, it would be good to
>    have RET exit the conversion state -- it's very important to have a
>    reliable and consistent `exit this special state now' key (even if
>    there are other more proper ways to exit).
> 
> Miles, I don't have any particular objection to RET, but (at least in
> GB) typing `C-<SPC>' will select the current alternative.
> 
> But wait, are you saying you want RET to exit and do nothing?  To not
> insert a selection?  That would be like isearch, wouldn't it.  I
> didn't realize that's what you were saying.  

No, I meant that RET should choose the currently-selected alternative
and exit the selection mode; I didn't say that it inserts the selection
because the selection is already inserted in the buffer, even while
selection mode is still active.  This is does what Dan wants, although
he wants to do it in even fewer keystrokes...

BTW, in isearch, RET leaves the cursor on the last string matched, as
opposed to ^G, which aborts the search, and goes back to the beginning.

-Miles
-- 
Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra.  Suddenly it flips over,
pinning you underneath.  At night the ice weasels come.  --Nietzsche



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