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Re: Improvements for faster writing style

From: Dr Geoffrey Kantaris <egk10@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 15:11:57 +0100
Message-ID: <00df01c539e9$6db32f70$19e16f83@egk10pc>
To: "Amaya" <www-amaya@w3.org>

Can I just urge that whatever is done with shortcuts should be fully 
customizable by the user, and that the default (on-install) configuration 
should conform broadly to what users are used to from standard word 
processing applications such as OpenOffice? The kind of shortcuts mentioned 
below would be totally unfamiliar to the average user and, I would suggest, 
rather alienating. For example, most people are used to Esc being used for 
cancelling actions rather than for inserting special character codes. I have 
no objection to Amaya coming with specialist configurations, but a 
user-friendly configuration (i.e. what the majority expects) should be the 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Irene Vatton" <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
To: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Cc: "Amaya" <www-amaya@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: Improvements for faster writing style

Le Mercredi 23 Mars 2005 14:13, Johann Dirry a écrit :
> Hi,
> The improvements in the UI of the new Amaya release are really good -
> thanks a lot.
> But there are some Things to that I would like to have:
> * Simplified Shortcuts by the use of a current context, witch means that
> pressing i.e. Ctrl+M  should lead to MathML-Editing mode, so that pressing
> "Ctrl+V Ctrl+V" creates a structure like
> "<msub><msub><mi/><mi/></msub><mi/></msub>" rather than "Ctrl+M Ctrl+V
> Ctrl+M Ctrl+V". Pressing again "Ctrl+M" should close the <math> Element.
> The current context should be shown in the StatusBar in the kind of
> "<html><body><p><math><msub>". Also it could indicatet by different cursor
> colors like blue for html; red for math; green for forms; and the like
> -- This will lead to a faster writing style.

Your proposal seems interesting, but it completely changes the notion of
Any other opinion?

> * Provide an Escape-sequence for Special Characters. i.e. pressing "'Esc'
> hellip 'Esc'" should insert &hellip;.
> --

Esc is now interpreted by WX widgets.

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