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Re: [Lynx-dev] Press RETURN or press enter?


From: Johnson, Tracy
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Press RETURN or press enter?
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 17:55:58 +0000

If you are using Hewlett-Packard terminal emulation, the Return and Enter 
perform two different functions.

In this context, the Return key is the traditional ascii(13), a.k.a 
carriage-return.  (For those of us still using a Kleinschmidt teleype.)

Which is probably the one you want to refer to.

The Hewlett-Packard terminal Enter key sends (I think) sends ascii(30), a.k.a. 
record-seprator (RS).

Tracy Johnson
Office (757) 766-4318
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Thomas Dickey
> Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2013 4:36 AM
> To: Krzysztof ┼╗elechowski
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Press RETURN or press enter?
> 
> On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 10:30:52PM +0100, Krzysztof ┼╗elechowski wrote:
> > Lynx usually tells the operator to use the RETURN key.
> > However, there are messages that are inconsistent:
> >
> > { grep -F 'press enter' lynx*.pot; }
> > " When you are done, press enter and put a single period (.)"
> > " on a line and press enter again."
> >
> > Is there any reason for this discrepancy?
> 
> probably not (just human error).  The key is often labeled "Enter", but
> sends a "return" (carriage return).  We could be consistent.  One
> drawback to doing that is that many of the translations would not be
> updated for quite a while :-(
> 
> > Also note that the syntax for naming a key is inconsistent:
> > sometimes it is "Press <return>", sometimes it is "Hit RETURN".
> > The decoration "<return>" looks weird to me, and so does the verb
> > "Hit" in this context.
> > Could we change this mess to "Press [RETURN]" throughout?
> >
> > Also:
> > #: LYMessages.c:407
> > msgid "Unable to open traversal errors output file."
> >
> > All "Unable to" messages end with a full stop except this one.
> >
> > Also:
> > #: LYMessages.c:342
> > msgid "You are already at the first document."
> >
> > All "already" messages end with a full stop, except for this one.
> >
> >
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