[OS X Emacs] input methods in emacs 23 ?

Jean-Christophe Helary jean.christophe.helary at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 07:55:29 EST 2010

On 7 févr. 10, at 20:29, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 07.02.2010 um 07:49 schrieb Jean-Christophe Helary:
>> I've build emacs 23 from trunk last night
> Which one? There are variants for X11, for AppKit, and another one for GNUStep/OPENSTEP/Cocoa.

I followed the instructions in nexstep/INSTALL:
./configure --with-ns

>> and after setting Option to behave as on the Mac I can't seem to access the "\" sign (which is Option-¥ on a my JIS Mac kb) for combinations like C-\.
> Do you have some "input method" active? Which in Emacs and which in Mac OS X? Does it work to input in *scratch* buffer C-q Opt-¥? What do you see? What do you see after typing the same when you change Emacs' and Mac OS X's "input methods?"

It seems that I have no input method active in Emacs and that the OSX method is the US standard on my JIS keyboard (ie French through Alt+keys),

C-q Opt-¥ gives me \ in *scratch*

I don't see any difference since I don't use Emacs input methods.

> The Help menu has an item "Send Bug Report…" – consider to use it!

Yes but I want to know if it is a bug and not just a preference setting error on my side first :)

It took me a while to find how to have Atl/Option be "neutral" in Emacs so that I can use it like I do in OSX. So maybe this particular issue is just a setting away...

Jean-Christophe Helary
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