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Re: Newbie: Copy&paste text from native application into emacs?

From: Sébastien Kirche
Subject: Re: Newbie: Copy&paste text from native application into emacs?
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:44:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (darwin)

At 11:08 on Aug 11 2005, Pascal Bourguignon said :

> All wrong!  (Sorry).
> Well, ctrl-y is correct, but it's written C-y in emacs-speak.
> cmd-w is Command-w = Apple-w = MS-Windows-w. Nothing to do with C-w
> Opt-w is Alt-w and has nothing to do with (Meta-w) M-w which can also
> be typed as ESC w. It's true that on keyboards lacking a Meta key, Alt
> is often mapped to Meta, but this is not necessarily the case.
> > If you  are very new to Emacs,  i suggest you to  type "Ctrl-h" then
> > "t" :
> Write it: C-h t

Sorry Pascal, but i don't agree.

I am afraid that the terminology you use would be completely obscure and
unfamiliar to a Mac user who said himself that he is very new to Emacs.

With  Mac, you  talk about  the  Ctrl key,  Option key  and Command  (or
"Apple") key. 

You are  right about the  correct names for  the keys and the  usual way
emacs users describe  the combos C- S-  and M-, But i guess  that the OP
could have asked then what means M- or Meta.

Once he  will read  the tutorial,  I suppose it  will be  ok to  use the
common terms.

Sébastien Kirche

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