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Re: arrow keys vs. C-f/b/n/p

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: arrow keys vs. C-f/b/n/p
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:12:41 +0300

> From: Uday S Reddy <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:34:46 +0100
> No, Stefan is not saying 'right' should mean "left"!
> He is saying that 'right' moves right, 'left' moves left, 'C-f' moves forward 
> in the text direction and 'C-b' moves backward in the text direction. 
> Sometimes the two sets of keys match up one way, and sometimes the other way. 


> > But is it really important that "forward" in a command name move toward the 
> > left
> > in R2L? Why should "forward" necessarily mean "from text beginning toward 
> > text
> > end" rather than just "toward the right"? What is at stake here?
> Only an R2L user can answer that (which I am not).

And I am.  And I did.

> However, consistency matters.  If "forward" doesn't really mean
> forward in the text, I think you will end up with nonsense in the
> end, such as "beginning of sentence" moving to the end of sentence.

100% agreement.

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