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Id like to exchange , and ; for moving to next and previous character-search, because that fits better the lowercase is next UPPERCASE is previous schema on a German Keyboard. But I don't know how.

Can somebody help?

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These are normal-mode commands; with :nnoremap, you avoid that the mapping targets are again remapped; this enables the swapping (and is generally a good practice to use). Put the following into your ~/.vimrc to make it permanent:

:nnoremap ; ,
:nnoremap , ;
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Thanks, perfect! :) – AME Mar 19 '13 at 22:42
Still using this, works great on a German keyboard. :) – AME Jan 21 '14 at 9:57

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