[OS X Emacs] lost alt-key at meta-key and funny characters.

Nathaniel Cunningham nathaniel.cunningham at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 21:12:32 EDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 8:05 PM, Roy Lowrance <roy.lowrance at gmail.com>wrote:

> My Aquamacs session starts of fine, with the alt key working as the meta
> key.
> Somehow, I end up with the alt key inserting exotic characters into my
> buffer and for meta, only the ESC key works.
> I'm obviously doing something to cause this, but what? And how to avoid?

You're probably hitting Cmd-; at some point -- this is bound to

I hit that inadvertently sometimes, when I'm trying for Cmd-'

You can correct it by repeating the same keystroke.

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