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bug#1576: 23.0.60; Accented character input on OS X doesn't work right

From: Ian Eure
Subject: bug#1576: 23.0.60; Accented character input on OS X doesn't work right
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:17:51 -0800

On Jan 19, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Adrian Robert wrote:

e.g. hitting Option+[ inserts U+201C LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK, and
Option+Shift+[ inserts U+201D RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK. However, in
Emacs, Option+Shift+[ inserts U+007B LEFT CURLY BRACKET, as if the
Option modifier wasn’t pressed.

I cannot replicate this using either a Macbook Pro keyboard in US layout or a PC keyboard connected via USB, same layout. What kind of keyboard are you using and what is your system input method set to? Could you make sure this still happens when you run emacs by:

/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs -Q

Okay, a few things going on here. First off, I’m using the built-in keyboard on a US MacBook Pro. I’m using the standard US English layout. The only exotic thing I’ve done is remapped Caps Lock to be Control (in System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys).

Firstly: A bunch of settings are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/ org.gnu.Emacs.plist. Even if I start Emacs with -Q, these settings are applied. This seems wrong.

The problem happens when the following two conditions are met:

1. In Emacs -> Preferences -> Modifiers, Alt key is set to "None."
2. In custom-set-variables defines: '(ns-alternate-modifier nil t)

I removed the customized var, as the docs for it indicated that it wasn't customizable, and things work again.

 - Ian

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