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Re: Should `describe-face' have a global binding? Should C-h i be achoic

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Should `describe-face' have a global binding? Should C-h i be achoice in C-h C-h?
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 22:59:04 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Cc: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 21:57:38 +0200
>> > How about "read manuals installed on your system", or "read
>> > installed manuals"?
>> Possible, but I copy Drew's opinion that people will hardly expect
>> to get hardcopy.
> I suggested "installed" because that is the real meaning of "online"
> in the original text.  Hardcopy has nothing to do with this.
>> However, they might expect to get a PDF reader or similar (which
>> would be nearly as inconvenient), so one might want to qualify with
>> "read hypertext manuals", if at all.
> PDF format is also hypertext, so strictly speaking "hypertext"
> doesn't exclude PDF.

I don't think our main task is to prove to the user that we are
smarter than he is.

I think "Browse manuals" is short and accurate enough to convey the

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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