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Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill


From: Tak Ota
Subject: Re: Question about copy-region-as-kill
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 19:56:38 -0800 (PST)

Sat, 06 Apr 2002 20:30:18 +0200: Karl Eichwalder <address@hidden> wrote:

> address@hidden (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:
> 
> > I wonder what do DTP and word processing programs do?  I guess if you
> > copy an italic word from one place to another it stays italic.
> 
> Yes and that's plain wrong--as a user I sufferd by this behavior.  If
> you copy a word from a (bold) title line you don't want to stay the
> word bold within your running text.
> 
> Only hackers believe that that's a feature.

I think non-hackers perceive things in WYSIWYG way, meaning if they
copy bold test they expect to paste bold text as well.  Only hackers
perceive text as data structure consisting of two parts, essential
character code portion and optional property (attribute) portion.

-Tak



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