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bug#9751: 23.3; Alternative Keyboard Feature/Bug


From: Nikos Pitsianis
Subject: bug#9751: 23.3; Alternative Keyboard Feature/Bug
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:06:49 +0300

Juanma 

Thank you following up on my report.

On Windows XP when I type in greek in emacs and I need to save, I simply type 
Ctr-x Ctr-s irrespective of the keyboard mode (English or Greek).

On the Mac OS version of emacs, I have to turn into english, issue Ctr-x Ctr-s 
and then return beck to greek to continue.

I assume that all users of alternative keyboards would expect that an Alt or 
Ctr combination should be sending an emacs command just like the behavior in 
Windows XP emacs.

I just verified this in 

This is GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.35)
 of 2011-03-10 on black.porkrind.org

and

This is GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2009-07-30 on SOFT-MJASON

In my humble understanding, the behavior of the Mac emacs is a bug :-)


-- Nikos Pitsianis


On Oct 14, 2011, at 2:48 PM, Juanma Barranquero wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 09:05, Nikos Pitsianis <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
>> There is a behavior that is not correct. When I use a different keyboard
>> than English, say to enter Greek, the key combinations Ctr and Alt do
>> not work as intented because Ctr-G for example is interpreted as
>> Ctr-Gamma which does not bring the intended outcome.
> 
> That's a feature (and not a bug) of the Windows keyboard handler.
> 
>> I believe it is a reasonable assumption that Ctr and Alt key
>> combinations in any alternative keyboard should be interpreted as the
>> corresponding English keyboard ones.
> 
> Do you also believe that the key just right of the "l" should be
> interpreted as ";"? That's going to make difficult to type "ñ" for
> me...
> 
>     Juanma






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