Re: Is there a way to configure GTK word boundaries?

I posted the same question a few days ago...its strange that nobody seems to know. This would be a great thing to put in the faqs because it has been asked a lot the last ten years (from what I can tell on Google).

If you figure it out please post back! I looked through the source code some and did not see anything obvious. Later on the summer I plan on trying to roll up my sleeves and figure it out. I really want to have underscores be recognized as part of the word for my project.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Damien Radtke <damienradtke gmail com> wrote:
GTK programs like gedit and Tomboy use numbers and letters to divide between words, e.g. hitting Ctrl+Backspace on abc123 will just delete the 123. To me, the standard behavior for word boundaries is to stop at spaces and punctuation and to treat all alphanumeric characters equally. GTK's method is especially annoying when programming or handling serial numbers, when mixing letters and numbers is common. Is there any way to configure GTK (or more likely, the pango backend) to change how word boundaries are detected?

To make it even more difficult, I use Tomboy on Windows at work, and would like to be able to configure it there too.

~Damien Radtke

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