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Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2015 11:57:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 10:33:14 +0100
>> From: Per Starbäck <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, Drew Adams <address@hidden>, 
>>      "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
>> > I see no real reasons yet for such a decision.  Character folding was
>> > introduced with the explicit goal of giving users what the other
>> > text-editing and word-processing environments provide, what they
>> > therefore are expected to expect.  To revert that decision will take
>> > more than just "I think it's wrong" kind of posts.
>> I didn't follow its creation, but I don't think users generally expect
>> that (yet). (I just checked searches in Gedit and Firefox where there
>> were no such features, at least not in the versions that are standard
>> in my operating system distribution.)
> Try more serious editing environments.  E.g., MS Word does that by
> default.

That's not editing but text processing.  So we are talking about
text-mode defaults here rather than general editing defaults.

David Kastrup

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