[OS X Emacs] making auctex less "helpful"

José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk
Thu May 19 14:24:01 EDT 2011


My guess is that the ~$ -> £ conversion is not due to AUCTeX but to the input system you are using.  (Possibly one of the latin-... input systems.)  You can always disable that.  I find it more convenient for the OS to take care of the input system, especially when I'm typing *TeX documents.


On 19 May 2011, at 19:18, Art Werschulz wrote:

> Hi.
> I find that AUCTeX is sometimes overly-helpful.  
> (1) AUCTeX is happy to expand the beginning of a TeX control sequence.  In particular, it often tries to insert "\left" when I type "\le".
> (2) AUCTeX does some funny things with some special characters.  For example: When I type a tie followed by a dollar sign (as in "the variable~$x$"), the "~$" is replaced by "£" (a pound sign).  Another example: If I type $x^2$, it becomes $x²$, which typesets as a math "x", with the exponent entirely missing.  
> More on point (2): This only happens when using AUCTeX in Aquamacs, and not under GNU Emacs in Linux.  There are other such "smart" behaviors that I do like, such as the handling of quotes.  I guess that 
> Any suggestions on how to disable such things?  Thanks.
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