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Re: Czech keyboard -- incorrect quote

From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: Czech keyboard -- incorrect quote
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 20:19:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i386-suse-linux-gnu)

   From: "Matej Cepl" <address@hidden>
   Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 14:15:32 +0200

Hi Matěj,

   > There is incorrect key in czech keyboard originally stored in
   > $EMACSDIR/leim/quail/czech.el. Attached to this message you will find
   > a patch, which makes the layout more usefull for editing in Emacs. The
   > problem is that there is incorrect quote (` instead of '), which is
   > totally useless in Czech texts and less usefull in English texts
   > (where correct doublequotes are provided by AUC-TeX).

I have spent some time today and studied about 5 types of Czech keyboards
in local computer shop and also looked at various definitions of Czech
keymaps on my system and also on systems of my collegues who do not use
the same system as I use.

And after that, I decided to no apply your patch, because the standard
keyboard layout contains the character ` at that position. I think that
people who do not want to have ` there, but want to have ' on that key (and
can create a patch like you did) can find a better way to make the keyboard
suit their needs. You argument about English texts is not acceptable,
because writing English texts on Czech keyboard is crazy IMHO. The argument
about ` being useless is also not acceptable, because in Czech texts, you
almost do not need the character ' too.

I hope you understand my decision and will accept it.

Anyway, thank you for your interest in trying to make Emacs better.
Pavel Janík

That's the problem: pretesters aren't finding many more bugs nowadays,
so it'll probably take until 2005 to find and fix enough bugs that we
can comfortably announce the code stable.
                  -- Stefan Monnier in comp.emacs

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