Re: Editing Sinhala and Similar Scripts

From: Koji Ishii <>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:44:56 +0000

Japanese Windows IME does similar. After committing converted text, Backspace erases the last converted character, while CTRL+Backspace right after commits undo the commit and put the text back to converted (i.e., undetermined or editing) state.


On Mar 20, 2014, at 9:24 PM, Andre Schappo <> wrote:

WRT Hangul Syllables & OSX TextEdit

Take a Hangul Syllable such as 반

backspace erases the whole syllable
control+backspace erases one jamo at a time from the syllable

André Schappo

On 19 Mar 2014, at 16:38, Doug Ewell wrote:

> Andre Schappo <A dot Schappo at lboro dot ac dot uk> wrote:
>> WRT Latin. I have just tested with OSX TextEdit and the precomposed
>> character é U+00E9
>> Backspace erases é
>> Control+Backspace erases ´ leaving one with e
>> I had not realised this was possible until I experimented with
>> combinations of Backspace + alt/command/ctrl/shift
> That's the sort of feature I would just love. I also love the Alt+Tab
> and Windows+Tab features to switch between windows in Windows. I am led
> to believe that "normal users" (cf. nerds) hate this kind of hidden
> feature, and either never use it or become annoyed when they invoke it
> accidentally by hitting the magic key combination.
> --
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA
> | @DougEwell

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