Re: User-Hostile Text Editing (was: Unicode String Models)

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:05:23 +0100

On Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:59:13 +0100
Julian Bradfield <> wrote:

> On 2012-07-21, Richard Wordingham <>
> wrote:

> > Are there any widely available ways of enabling the deleting of the
> > first character in a default grapheme cluster?

> What do you mean by widely available?

An example would be a technique that worked for many application on a
platform, or for several significant applications across most
platforms. An example of the former would be an effective per
user tailoring of grapheme clusters. A candidate for the latter is
Libreoffice's rule that alt+cursor key moves within grapheme clusters
rather than moving the point to the start of the next grapheme
cluster. (Unfortunately this doesn't even work inside tables, so it
doesn't look much of a candidate.) This can be used in the sequence
alt/right-arrow rubout.

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