From: Chris Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 30 2004 - 11:20:49 CST
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter R. Mueller-Roemer" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Unicode Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Robert Finch" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: Keyboard Cursor Keys
> Doug Ewell wrote:
> >Robert Finch wrote:
> >>'m trying to implement a Unicode keyboard device, and I'd rather have
> >>keyboard processing dealing with genuine Unicode characters for the
> >>cursor keys, rather than having to use a mix of keyboard scan codes
> >>and Unicode characters.
> >This will quickly spiral out of control as you move past the "easy"
> >cases like adding character codes for cursor control functions.
> the "easy" cases like adding character codes for cursor control functions
> are not so easy when you have a short phrase or R-text (Right-to Left) embedded in a line of Englisch (L-text).
> I think it is an acceptable solution at present (only a temporary implementation or solidified standard (?)) that the R-arrow will
> through such a line of L-R-L mixed unicode text from Left, = Start of line, to Right, = logical End of text, passing the R-text in
> correct logical order from its Right beginning to its Left end to continue past its Right in the usual manner. I would not like
to give up
> this repeat-key action!
These "not so easy" cases are more easy if you consider how things are stored.
I think what you say here then can be reformulated as:
Let the left-arrow move the cursor to the beginning of the (logically ordered) file and the right arrow to the end of it.
Which, afaik is the way unipad does it.
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