I think each locale element should have an optional attribute for the
keyboard short cut key. In the Windows world this is a standard feature and
it shouldn't be up to the UI code to figure it out.
I vote for an element that specifies the character that is to be the
keyboard short cut. This allows the string writer to see which keys are
being used as short cuts and avoid duplicates.
At 5/11/01 12:48 PM, you wrote:
>We need a little more input for that.
>Do we want it done as an attribute of a Locale_Element, which would be the
>Do we want to specify a position within a UI string or do we want to enter
>the character for the hot key?
>If we specify hot keys, we certainly will not do it within the UI string
>(like adding a '&').
>Please make a simple statement.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>Norbert Schade
>To: <mailto:email@example.com>UPD group
>Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 4:15 PM
>Subject: short cuts
>Do we want to support the definition of short cuts in the UI (e.g. select
>orientation control by pressing Alt+o)?
>Some may say that's historic, some may insist it's mandatory, some may say
>it's not up to UPDF to tell.
>I tend to belong to the first group, as everybody has a mouse by now. In
>some cases I work with the keyboard to be faster. But then I use tab and
>But I don't think it would be much of a deal to implement it.
>It would be part of a LocaleElement in the locale dtd.
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