Re: [orca-list] Orca keynames

Thank you for your answers and comments. After thinking about this issue
again I came to this conclusion:

»multi«, »compose« and »begin« are rather (abstract) key functions than
concrete keys. They can mapped to concrete keys but don't have to. The
question if these key functions are mapped and the questions to which
keys these key functions are bound depend strongly on the user's
hardware and configuration.

Because of this I would suggest to translate these key functions only if
they meaning is clearly evident and if the key functions have a
standardized and vendor-independent binding (like escape, enter, etc.).
All other key functions will be left untranslated (»Compose«-Taste)
since all translations I could think of would only be valid within a
special environment (e.g. Sun keyboard users) and might confuse others.
Another reason is that I don't see a huge benefit in translating »multi«
to »Compose« or »begin« to »Num 5« since I assume that those key
functions don't have a important meaning for the majority of all users.

Please let me know if you disagree or have other suggestions.

Am Montag, den 18.08.2008, 17:19 +0200 schrieb Hermann:
> Willie Walker schrieb:
> >> I just started to update the German translation of Orca but I've got
> >> problems in understanding the meaning of following keynames:
> > 
> > Thanks for your hard work!
> [...]
> >> - mode switch: from my point of view there are different keys for
> >> switching modes like Shft, Alt or Crtl. I don't know if one of these
> >> keys is meant or if there is a separate mode switching key which I don't
> >> know yet.
> > 
> > On my Sun keyboard, this is mapped to the physical key that is labelled 
> > "Alt Graph" and it is bound to Mod 3.  I cannot find what it it mapped 
> > to on my Ubuntu box.
> > 
> Perhaps the right Alt key in German: "Rechte Alttaste". or "Alt+gr".
> >> - begin key: I haven't found anything about a begin key. Is this the
> >> same key as Pos1 or is there a difference?
> > 
> > This is usually bound to the keypad 5 key (try "xmodmap -pk | grep -i 
> > begin").  I have no clue what it does.
> > 
> In German: "nummernblock 5" or "Num 5".
> Hermann
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