[OS X Emacs] How to enter accented characters on US keyboard?
cabo at tzi.org
Wed Apr 1 11:45:55 EDT 2009
On Apr 1, 2009, at 17:02, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>> In classic Mac software there are "dead keys" for that.
>> OPTION n -- appears to do nothing
>> but the next key you press, probably another n will acquire an accent
>> mark above it as in canon -> cañon which might not survive this
>> OPTION e and some others are available.
The problem is that Aquamacs hijacks the option key and uses it for
For those of us who regularly use the non-ASCII characters, that is a
It is easy to fix:
(setq mac-option-modifier nil)
Now, of course, you need a different key to use as meta key.
The obvious choice is the command key:
(setq mac-command-modifier 'meta)
But then none of the nice Mac-Emulation key combinations (CMD-C for
copy etc.) work.
Clumsy workaround for laptop users:
(setq mac-function-modifier 'alt) ;;; can't use this with Leopard
This gives the fn key the same meaning normally occupied by the CMD
key, so now you can fn-C for copy etc.
Do I like any of this? No.
But I haven't found a better way to run Emacs on a Mac.
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