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Re: `forward-sentence' broken?


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: `forward-sentence' broken?
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:43:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

Frederik <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello there,
> at least for me the behaviour of the `forward-sentence' function
> (normally bound to M-e) in GNU Emacs doesn't work right.
>
> After pasting the following paragraph to a buffer
> --------------------------------------------------------
>       Maximilian Karl Emil "Max" Weber was a German sociologist,
>       philosopher, and political economist whose ideas influenced
>       social theory, social research, and the entire discipline of
>       sociology. Weber is often cited, with Émile Durkheim and Karl
>       Marx, as among the three founding architects of sociology.
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
> I place the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph, i.e. just before
> "Maximilian". Then pressing M-e brings the cursor to the end of the
> paragraph. But the intended behaviour is to bring the cursor to the end
> of the first sentence, i.e. after the first "sociology", right before
> "Weber", isn't it? Is this a bug I should report?
> I tried this after starting up emacs by
>       $ emacs -Q
> Emacs version 24.3.1 on Arch Linux.

Go here:

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Sentences.html

Specifically:

The  sentence commands  assume  that you  follow  the American  typist's
convention of putting two spaces at the end of a sentence.

-- 
Dan Espen


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