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Re: Meta-Characters, Special Characters


From: weber
Subject: Re: Meta-Characters, Special Characters
Date: 29 May 2007 07:12:27 -0700
User-agent: G2/1.0

On 29 maio, 09:58, Will <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> how can I find the an overview on how to enter meta-characters
> (e.g. esc, return, linefeed, tab, ...)
> a) in a regular buffer
> b) in the minibuffer when using standard search/replace-functions
> c) in the minibuffer when using search/replace-functions using regular
> expressions
> d) in the .emacs file when defining keybindings
>
> As far as I can see in all those situations entering meta-characters is
> addressed in a different way which I find confusing, e.g.:
> a) <key> _or_ C-q <key>
> b) C-q C-[, C-q C-m, C-q C-j, C-q C-i
> c) \e, \r, \n, \t
> d) (define-key [(meta c) (control c) (tab c)] "This is confusing!")
>
> Furthermore, they are displayed in a different way,e.g.
> - actual, visible layout
> - ^E, ^M, ^L, ^I
> - Octals
>
> I would be happy about pages summarizing such information.
> Any references available?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Will

I myself have all styles mixed...
Maybe this link helps:
http://xahlee.org/emacs/keyboard_shortcuts.html
Cheers,
weber



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