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Re: remapping keys

From: Hans Ekbrand
Subject: Re: remapping keys
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:29:25 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 02:53:26PM -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >>> Hi.  I'm an Emacs newbie  and I need help about remapping keyboard keys.
> >>> I would like to bind the curly brackets "}" and "{" to another keys, 
> >>> handier
> >>> to me (I have an italian keyboard, so the key sequence for the brackets is
> >>> quite clumsy...)
> >>> What's the procedure for doing so ?
> >> It all depends on how you want the remapping to behave.  Do you want
> >> this remapping only within Emacs?
> > Yes.

Why not in other applications too? To only change this for emacs seems
more difficult than doing it at the X level


> Note that it will apply to C-x { but not to C-{ and M-{, C-f, C-g, tho
> it will apply to ESC { and ESC g.  I.e. it's kind of messy.
> >> I personally prefer to do those kinds of "inconvenient keyboard" things
> >> globally by choosing another keyboard layout (e.g. with
> >> gnome-keyboard-properties).
> > I would prefer a more selective approach, remapping only the keys I need.
> Define your own keyboard layout?

Or rather just define a few remappings in .Xmodmaprc and have a line 

/usr/bin/X11/xmodmap ~/.Xmodmaprc

in .xsession.

kind regards,

Hans Ekbrand

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