Re: Keyboard Cursor Keys

From: Chris Jacobs (
Date: Tue Nov 30 2004 - 11:20:49 CST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Peter R. Mueller-Roemer" <>
    Cc: "Unicode Mailing List" <>; "Robert Finch" <>; <>
    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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