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Re: National Language Support Functions

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: National Language Support Functions
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 01:32:55 +0100

On 12/30/06, Lennart Borgman (gmail) <address@hidden> wrote:

I could be more neutral, you are right. But again, some help would be

I'm not talking about neutrality, nor asking you to be neutral. I'm
countering your argument that your patches are good for new users
*because* more people downloads your patched Emacs than the unpatched
Emacs you also distribute.

Since MS Windows is
not the main target this makes it problematic to convince people.

I don't think it is hard to convince people, for real problems.
Perhaps you perceive as problems things that not many people see as

I think it just fell off the wayside.

If you're so convinced it is a problem, you should push harder IMHO.

What a you trying to say? That the ability to use those keys as meta
should be ruled out because it brakes the Windows UI guidelines?

No. I'm saying that IMO your opinion in that regard is wrong: the
issue is not uncontroversial.

But steeling Alt is a far worse
thing than steeling the Windows keys.

I just happen to disagree. Stealing neither one seems bad to me.

It as complex as it needs to be
and as simple as it can be.

That's only true if you factor the gain out of the equation.


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