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Re: master 40dcf9c2ab 4/5: read-multiple-choice: Display "SPC" instead o

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: master 40dcf9c2ab 4/5: read-multiple-choice: Display "SPC" instead of " "
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2021 11:47:37 +0700

On Mon, 27 Dec 2021 at 03:42, Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> wrote:

> Yup, so I added "(the space bar)".

By the way, must you call it *the* space *bar*?

You’re probably assuming the currently dominant keyboard design where
there is a single space key that is somewhere between 5 and 8 units
long, but this is not the only possible and not the most efficient
design, which gives both thumbs a single function — to separate words.

Many keyboard enthusiasts today build keyboards that utilize thumbs
more efficiently, placing 3 to 8 keys in an arc or a cluster under
each thumb. An Emacs user especially benefits from such a layout
because all modifiers can be made so much more accessible. For these
designs, space keys are normal-sized (1, 1.25, sometimes 1.5u), and
there might be two of them so it might not be technically correct to
talk about “the” space key.

I therefore propose “(space key)”.

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