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dead keys not always detected

From: Franck Pommereau
Subject: dead keys not always detected
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 12:46:09 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

I discovered a small but annoying problem with dead keys under X11:
they are well used by emacs only if the mouse is over the buffer zone
(ie. a buffer, a status line or the mini-buffer). If the mouse is
outside of the window or even over the title bar, dead keys are

For instance, I here use key "^" then "e" to get a "ê" (e hat), but
now, if I move the mouse over the title bar and hit the same keys, I
just get an "e" without the hat.

If I use C-h k then hit ^ when the mouse is in the buffer zone, emacs
does not react until I type another key. But if the mouse is not in
the buffer zone, the answer is message "dead-circumflex is undefined".

So I guess that emacs doesn't always treats dead-circumflex the same
way depending on the location of the mouse. And this is really
annoying for me (and for most french emacs users I guess).

A friend of mine also noticed this problem, he has a different
confiuration. I also tested various windows managers and the problem

With the hope it will help,
Sincerely yours.

Franck Pommereau : address@hidden
    "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"

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