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Re: org-forward-sentence moving by paragraphs, not sentences?

From: tomas
Subject: Re: org-forward-sentence moving by paragraphs, not sentences?
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:45:06 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:50:34AM +0000, Roland Tarver wrote:
> Hello All!
> First post here :-)  Fairly new to emacs - please be gentle with me! haha.

Don't worry. Lots of civilised folks around here ;-)

> I am using org-mode (which is just amazing!) and I seem to be having
> trouble with moving forward and backward by sentences.
> The M-e key is bound to org-forward-sentence and the M-a key is
> bound to org-backward-sentence. However, when I press these keys the
> point moves backward or forward by paragraph, not by sentence.
> In an effort to exclude incorrect key bindings, I have run the
> functions using M-x org-forward-sentence and M-x
> org-backward-sentence. This has the same result - moves by
> paragraphs only.
> These results have occurred in the org file that I am working with
> at present. Interestingly, M-e and M-a work as they should whilst
> moving through the online tutorial (C-h t). The tutorial buffer
> opens in fundamental mode. I have opened my org file in fundamental
> too - still the problem persists.
> Any ideas?

Yes. The sentence is in the eye of the beholder :-)

Just type in C-h f and then forward-sentence <RET>. You get the help
text for that function (I guess you already did). Now this has a
reference to the variable "sentence-end", which is customizable
(but don't let customize sirens detour your boat: hold to the mast).

Go to sentence-end's doco (C-h v ...). Its default value is the
result of invoking the function (sentence-end) which (on my system,
at least) is... (ohmygod, that looks ugly ;-)

Anyway it's some punctuation followed by *more* than one space.

Judging by your mail you come from a culture which (like mine)
tends to terminate sentences by just a dot and *one* space. That's
not enough for `sentence-end's default value..

That's, of course all my guess, but perhaps it sets you off into
the right direction.

- -- t
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