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Re: Idea for compilation mode

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Idea for compilation mode
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 19:55:00 +0200

On Fri,  6 Jun 2003 15:40:04 +0200, Stephan Stahl <address@hidden> wrote:

> I am not sure where + is on a spanish keyboard but i find AtlGr-9 is very 
> hard 
> to hit on a german keyboard. AlrGr is on the right side and 9 too so one 
> would 
> have to completly leave the homerow with the right hand.

Second row is QWERTYUIOP`+ so yes, + is on the right. I do AltGr + all
the time with the right hand and I don't find it uncomfortable.

> Then again RightCtrl-AltGr-9 is almost imposible to do when typing fluidly?

Yes. But I've never had the need of typing C-] fluidly, usually my slow
way has been enough :)

> C-c C-\ c-backslash-region    => C-c AltGr Right-Ctrl \
> C-M-\ indent-region           => AltGr Right-Ctrl Alt \
> M-} dired-next-marked-file 
> M-{ dired-prev-marked-file
> M-\ delete-horizontal-space   => AltGr Alt \
> C-\ toggle-input-method       => AltGr Right-Ctrl \
> M-~ not-modified              => AltGr Alt 4 4

So I can type most of them (I've not found equivalent combinations for

> That is just to point out someone who wants to look for better bindings and 
> wants to keep non american keyboards in mind has a very difficult job to do.

And my point is that some of us just *use* a national keyboard, and
we're able to make do, if sometimes in a very convoluted way
(fortunately, most of these keys I don't use, and the ones I use I can
rebind to Hyper-something, where Hyper is my left "window" key).

So national keyboards is something that we must live with, and finding
easier keybindings for some of those commands would be *good*.


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