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Subject: Re: NEWKEYS v2


From: Uwe Freese <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 15:00:58 +0200

Hello Daniel,

Daniel Stenberg wrote on Friday, August 22, 2003, 11:44:28 AM:

DS> Since there have been a lot of talk about a revised keymapping, I and Linus
DS> sat down and updated my NEWKEYS document.
DS> This is the approach we suggest (limited to (fm)recorder-models).
DS> Feel free to comment!

Independantly from the key mapping, I suggest that the menu entries
that are alternatives to the same function in the F1 menu, now use
only *one* String (the same as in the F1 menu) and not one for the F1
menu and one for the F2/F3 screen.

As I told several times in the past, it is not possible to find a word
for some functions in german that fit into both (and I think this is
the same problem for some other languages). If using an abbreviation, the word
fits into F2/3 menu, but looks differnt from the (not abbreviated)
words in the F1 menu.

To summarize:

- only one String for F1 menu and F2/F3 menus
- only one one-line string
- scrolling for long strings in F2/F3 menus

If you want to have Strings on more than one line (like now in F2/F3
screens), I suggest a new text-drawing-function that automatically
wraps at spaces.
So we can have only one String in the language files, not two that
represent the two lines from one description.

Bye, Uwe.
Received on 2003-08-22

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