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Re: [Nano-devel] [nano] improving accessibility

From: Enrico Mioso
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [nano] improving accessibility
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:02:30 +0200 (CEST)


First of all, thank you again very much.
I will now compile nano with your patch - you're very kind and supportive. 
Thanks again.

With routing keys basically you can define the "area" of text you're 
interested in: it can span the entire screen you're in. You can not copy 
things that are not on the screen yet, unlike you may do with the nano mark 
feature. Depending on the key combination you use when cutting, the text will 
be pasted differently.
There are two modes:
- rectangular area mode: so you can paste the text like it was in a 
"rectangular" area, pressing the routing key where cutting starts, moving down, 
then pressing another routing key. So the two braillewindows in different 
points of the screen form ssomething like a rectangle.
The text will be pasted respecting it's location: BRLTTY emits the text in that 
order. Obviously the underlying application may interfere on this activity.
- linear mode (I call it this way): the text is pasted as it was in an unique 
line. A space is inserted at line end, before the next line.

Another interesting thing to note is that, when you access the help screen or 
the preferences menu, nothing shows on the screen I think. BRLTTY handles those 
things internally, and using the brailledisplay.
There is then a funcitonality in BRLTTY allowing you to "freeze" the screen: so 
you can look at how the screen was in a certain moment in time, without being 
disturbed by other changes. The BRLTTY Documentation explains these things for 
sure in a better and more precise way. I suspect there is also a way to look 
with the braille display at a terminal window that's not currently in use, but 
I maybe wrong here.

Regarding the braille windo size: you keep in your mind (at least, I), the 
entire screen, not the windows. Or, better, youtry to orient yourself in the 
screen looking at status cell, and knowing this is the zone of the screen 
you're watching. But you know there is a screen around that zone.
Regarding nano mark feature, it's extremely useful. and I apreciate a lot the 
new introduction of the shift+arrow keys thing. It remembers me Microsoft Works 
on MS-DOS when I used it.

Try the patch now, and let you know.
Thank you very very much again for anything,

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