Re: CJK tags - Prepare for the future (was: Fish or cut bait)

From: jenkins (
Date: Fri Jun 27 1997 - 19:00:52 EDT

On 6/27/97 2:04 PM, Glen Perkins ( wrote:

>jenkins <> wrote:
>> On 6/27/97 4:23 AM, Martin J. Duerst ( wrote:
>> >I am very familliar with the feature that conforming Mac applications
>> >automatically change the input method if the cursor is moved to a
>> >different place (with a different Mac script). Based on my personal
>> >experience, I'm not at all convinced that this is the right feature.
>> >These are my reasons:
>> >
>> [Martin's reasons snipped]
>> Actually, we've been getting a lot of feedback from users that they don't
>> like this. We're probably going to drop it as a recommendation.
>Please don't. Make the system smarter, and allow the user who wants to
>manually control input method switching to specify when it should and
>shouldn't switch in a control panel. Of course, one option in the
>control panel would be to turn off automatic input method switching
>completely and operate on "full manual".

We don't control it; this isn't a system feature. This is a
recommendation we've made in the past to developers. We can certainly
modify our recommendation to say, "Let the users turn this feature on or

John H. Jenkins

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