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From: "briangpowell ." <briangpowellms@gmail.com>
To: Ken Mankoff <mankoff@gmail.com>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	"Samuel W. Flint" <swflint@flintfam.org>
Subject: Re: [OT] wildcards in autocorrect?
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:58:09 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAFm0skE5_wan25bKs0i3Q=1q2E3XiA2EWqbYwHNEt4c4xD+bvA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFm0skGjTXKp+su+GZKEf1MUXTC=8PexFnskDFZ1X-PSEhAjmg@mail.gmail.com>

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* Cosmic: Also in my email today is a link to discussion which brought up
QEmacs + Fabrice Bellard--and what some of you "[OT] Emacs Org-Mode
hackers" may be interested in: a tiny Emacs version called "Mg":

...
beagle3 5 days ago:

Related: Fabrice Bellard[0]'s QEmacs. http://bellard.org/qemacs/ - a 160KB
executable provides a mostly complete Emacs experience (sans scripting ..
sort of like Mg), but does include syntax coloring, unicode, and watching
video inside the editor. A 60KB stripped down version has a feature set
comparable to Mg as far as I can tell.
[0] of FFMPEG, QEMU, BPG, TCC, JSLINUX and more fame.
...

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 1:47 PM, briangpowell . <briangpowellms@gmail.com>
wrote:

> * Something like this may do what you seek (which isn't clear to me):
>
> Mx replace-regexp \boc.*\b \bco.*\b
>
> ** But why you'd do such a thing is a mystery to me--this may be more
> useful to you:
>
> Query Replace
>
> M-% string <RET> newstring <RET>
> Replace some occurrences of string with newstring.
> C-M-% regexp <RET> newstring <RET>
> Replace some matches for regexp with newstring.
>
> ** Forgive me if you know this already.
>
> *** But your question is slightly funny to long time Emacs users like
> myself because Emacs has been built, piece-by-piece, by thousands of
> programmers, to do the most complex editing jobs you can imagine and the
> regular expression library is the fastest in the world for "buffers",
> "windows" and visual incremental search and replace (as I describe above).
> By the way if you have to do search and replace, and you want to do it
> visually, I suggest "QEmacs"--made by the same genius who created Qemu
> (which is what VirtualBox is based on) and he also broke the record for
> calculating the digits of π.  I'm talking about Fabrice Bellard--thank God
> for him!
>
> (I recommend QEmacs--just for the fun of it--it has a few amazing
> abilities.)
>
> * Finally, from reading your general [OT]/help me plea: I strongly suggest
> you use FlySpell-Mode (in addition to "abbrev" functions that the other
> Emacs hackers suggested).
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> On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 1:17 PM, Ken Mankoff <mankoff@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Maybe key-chord mode could help with this?
>>
>>   -k.
>>
>> Please excuse brevity. Sent from pocket computer with tiny non-haptic
>> feedback keyboard.
>>
>> > On Mar 28, 2015, at 12:57, "Samuel W. Flint" <swflint@flintfam.org>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > There's something on endless parentheses that will let you generate a
>> correction abbrev with a keystroke.
>> >
>> > Samuel W. Flint
>> > Please forgive any typos as this was composed on a screen keyboard.
>> >
>> >> On Mar 28, 2015, at 9:19 AM, Matt Price <moptop99@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I make a lot of typing errors (I have an injury to one hand, which
>> impedes bilateral cooperation). In Libreoffice I am able to define wildcard
>> autocorrect objects, e.g.:
>> >>
>> >> oc.* ---> co.*
>> >>
>> >> This will correct ocrrect, ocmputer, ocndition, etc.  Does anyone know
>> a way to do something similar in Emacs? Right now I am using abbrev mode
>> and defining my errors one by one -- it is a very slow process since I make
>> so many mistakes and have a moderately large vocabulary.
>> >>
>> >> I am sure this is possible somehow, I just don't know how.
>> >>
>> >> thanks as always,
>> >> m
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
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  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-28 17:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-28 14:19 Matt Price
2015-03-28 16:57 ` Samuel W. Flint
2015-03-28 17:17   ` Ken Mankoff
2015-03-28 17:47     ` briangpowell .
2015-03-28 17:58       ` briangpowell . [this message]
2015-03-28 18:20   ` John Kitchin
2015-03-28 18:34     ` briangpowell .
2015-03-28 19:56     ` Matt Price

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