[OS X TeX] Re: English Localization & German Keyboard w/TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 18 19:37:02 EDT 2010

On Jul 18, 2010, at 6:25 PM, Juergen Fenn wrote:

> Am 17.07.10 14:30 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>> I'm trying to help someone using a German Keyboard but with an
>> English OS. He is having trouble using Source->Comment and
>> Source->Uncomment (assigned Cmd-{ and Cmd-} for the English
>> Localization). His attempt at doing the equivalent (I guess that is
>> the way you get { and } on the German keyboard) of Cmd-Alt-{ doesn't
>> work but Cmd-Alt-} does work. Can someone here let me know what they
>> use in the same situation?
> Well, I hope I got you right on this ... you (or the person you are
> trying to help) can easily try it out yourself by simply switching your
> system language to (British) English and having a look at the keyboard
> layout window. Cmd-{ then is mapped to Shift-ü on a German keyboard,
> while Cmd-} will be right next to it at Shift-+ . You can test it right
> away, no need to reboot your Mac.
> Hope this helps...
> Regards,
> Jürgen.


That's interesting. What ended up being done was to go into System Preferences->Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts and make a shortcut, Cmd-3 and Cmd-4, for TeXShop's Comment and Uncomment menu commands. As long as those aren't mapped somewhere else it works nicely. I've added keyboard shortcuts that way to Mail.app and several other programs.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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