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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 21:33:48 +0300

> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:18:18 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> I think the default should be that cursor keys (and keys like page
> up/down) should move visually.

You are talking as a typical L2R user, as in that case visual and
logical order are identical.

For users of R2L scripts, what you suggest is a disaster.  If cursor
motion is visual by default, one cannot even mark text by holding
Shift and moving point with the arrow keys.  And that's just the tip
of the iceberg.  Without logical-order motion keys, Emacs (and every
other editor of similar sophistication) is much less useful.

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