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Bug#241717: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=241717

On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 03:07:36PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 01:10:37PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 06:43:30AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > > hmm - no: you're confusing the mouse pointer and the text cursor.
> > > Let's settle on using the terminology in the xterm manpage.
> > 
> > Just a minor point here...
> > 
> > In the submitter's defense, the xterm manpage does sometimes use
> > "pointer", and sometimes uses "mouse".
> > 
> > I suggest changing "mouse" to "pointer" everywhere.
> "mouse cursor" to "mouse pointer", yes.  The mouse is what you hold and
> click, the pointer is what appears on the screen.

Well, I'm a pedantic guy, so I call the "pointer" what you hold and
click, and the "pointer cursor" what appears on the screen.

Because, you see, I don't use a "mouse".  Touchpads and trackballs, yes.


> I overlooked that.  The one dealing with escape sequences is my wording from
> ~1996.  About a third of the features weren't documented, and this was one that
> I added.
> >                ors:  the vt100 foreground and background colors, the text cur-
> >                sor color, the mouse cursor foreground and  background  colors,
> >                the  Tektronix  emulator  foreground and background colors, and

As long as the manpage is internally consistent, that's good enough, I

G. Branden Robinson                |       Psychology is really biology.
Debian GNU/Linux                   |       Biology is really chemistry.
branden@debian.org                 |       Chemistry is really physics.
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