[Libreoffice-qa] [Libreoffice] weird shortcut key for repeat action in Writer

Pedro Lino pedlino at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 02:46:14 PST 2012

Hi Michael, all

        Well - I guess the -idea- is prolly to try to show the user the key
> that is written on their keyboard, rather than a generic 'Ctrl' for
> Control - it can show 'Control' (if that is what is written there) or
> somesuch.

I think it would make sense for different countries since special keys have
different text...

That said this would mean having a database of ALL keyboard models for ALL
brands for ALL supported Languages, which was fine when there was IBM and
HP... Today... well just look at the keyboard section in any supply store :)

E.g. I have two Logitech keyboards with Portuguese layout. Model Y-SR34 has
an "Insert" key; in Model K120 the key has been translated (correctly :) )
to the Portuguese word "Inserir".
If you want to cover all keyboards that is the kind of information that
would have to be available :)

       I was pondering what to do with the code the other day; if it is not
> even working for the common cases .... ;-)

IMO remove it all. It doesn't make any sense to cater for some old unused
models (and introducing unneeded errors) while not supporting the huge
amount of newer keyboards.

Just my 2 (non-dev) cents :)

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