[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs, emacsclient and ^X #

Elliott Roper elliott at yrl.co.uk
Thu Sep 15 04:53:51 EDT 2011

On 15 Sep 2011, at 09:33, Roland Whitehead wrote:

> After the excitement of hearing about running Emacsclient on a remote machine I decided to try it on my local machine (I usually just run the command line "Aquamacs" or my .profile aliased shortened version "em"). Having first of all symlinked the Aquamacs emacsclient into my /opt/local/bin directory which appears in my path before the /usr/local/bin directory in which the default emacsclient sits, all opens fine. However, unless I use the -n flag with emacsclient, my terminal sits waiting for me to end the session with ^X #. But of course, on a Mac, # is m-3 and in the Aquamacs command line, typing m-3 enters m-3 and not #.
> What's the "correct" solution to this (other than using the obvious -n flag in the first place)?
Set your keyboard to Australian? in system prefs » language and text » input sources (language and text is Lion for International)
then # is shift 3
You can still get a £ with one of the fancy input modes in emacs, and m-3 becomes £ outside.

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