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Re: [Bug-apl] Akt missing character

From: Juergen Sauermann
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Akt missing character
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:30:25 +0200
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the reason why there are two ⍙ is that there was an old keyboard layout
having ⍙ as shift-∆ (which I personally found more plausible than shift ⍀),
and a new one (with ⍙ being shift ⌿) dictated by the Dyalog keyboard layout.

In the long run, the shift-∆ variant should disappear so that we are more
compatible with Dyalog.

I can remove shift-∆ from the display of the ]keyb command, but I would
prefer to leave the various keyboard mapping untouched (so that people
used to the old layout can continue to use shift-∆ for ⍙).

BTW: in order to acommodate different keyboard layouts, you can provide your
own layout file in the GNU APL preferences file.

/// Jürgen

On 04/01/2016 02:53 AM, Blake McBride wrote:
Thanks, David.

I used Gnu APL ]keyb command to verify.  I see that del-underscore is in two places.  My guess is that akt is only used with GNU APL.  I propose that either GNU APL be changed to only have one key with del-underscore (and the corresponding ]keyb corrected), or akt be allowed the anomaly to remain in sync with GNU APL.  

Additionally, if there is a change in GNU APL, all of the key binding I and others have supplied will have to be changed, and my custom made keyboard would have to be changed.

Although in a perfect world I think it best not to have the same character in two places, I think making akt remain in sync with GNU APL is best - either way.


Blake McBride

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 7:37 PM, David B. Lamkins <address@hidden> wrote:
Thanks for the note, Blake.

akt 1.4 is based upon the layout in GNU APL's file:

akt adds GNU APL symbols and currency symbols to the Dyalog layout noted above. The del-underscore character is on Shift-Alt-period.

If you like the Shift-Alt-H binding, you should probably revert to an older akt.

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:31:34PM -0500, Blake McBride wrote:
>    Hi,
>    I use akt all of the time.  I just updated it, and now it is missing
>    one character.  It is missing Alt-Shift-H which is del-underscore.  I
>    checked against the old version I was using, and it used to work (i.e.
>    the character wasn't missing).
>    Thanks for a great utility!
>    Blake McBride

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