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Re: cua-mode and the tutorial

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: cua-mode and the tutorial
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 17:57:00 +0200
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Kim F. Storm wrote:
A possible solution is perhaps to tell replace C-v in the tutorial
with the actual key to use. However that requires rewriting the text
since there are also sentences like "do it by holding down the CONTROL
key while typing v". (And there are many languages to rewrite.) Maybe
that sentence could be removed?

It could.  But again there are many languages to consider, and
this is part of text files, not generated in Lisp.

It would be much better if you just placed a few yellow lines
near the top with the following wording:

Having less information there is maybe a solution, yes. And using help
buffer for details. However I do believe that the tutorial should try
to tell the actual key bindings that the user will use. Is not that
much easier for those that use CUA mode for example?

But it gives it in the wrong language (except for the English tutorial).

Having just a few lines in English is ok IMO.
Or maybe have them in the language choosen in form of some specially marked text in the text file?

I would like some more feedback from other on your suggestion above before I proceed.

I hope so :-) but with cua-mode enabled, many basic things in the tutorial could be explained quite differently -- but there is no way to do than in >1 languages.
I would like pointers to CUA mode att relevant places (but not on too many places) in the manual.

I don't really care that much (it's a long time since I needed to run
the tutorial, and I never got used to the native bindings anyway).
I think we might be a bit biased.

Maybe you could highlight [yellow background] C-v (and similar
bindings used in the tutorial) if they have non-standard bindings.
Then users will be alerted to the fact that they don't work as
expected and they should consult the instructions at the beginning of
the tutorial!  You could even put a tool-tip on them to show the
actual binding to use instead.
I did that in one version. I made links going to the yellow part at the top. I could put it back.

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