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bug#9751: 23.3; Alternative Keyboard Feature/Bug

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#9751: 23.3; Alternative Keyboard Feature/Bug
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:08:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>>> I can't find a way to translate keys on a per-mode basis
>>> in modes where single keys are bound to non-self-inserting commands.
>> Well, if you really have to, you can do it with something like:
>> (define-key function-key-map [β]
>> (lambda (_prompt) (if (derived-mode-p 'dired-mode) [?a] [?b])))
>> but I wonder in which circumstance you'd want to do that.

> The problem common to Greek and Cyrillic is how to configure
> keybindings in such a way that single characters bound to
> `self-insert-command' remained untranslated as they are typed
> with a non-English system input method, but to translate
> single characters to English letters when they are bound
> to other Emacs commands (like `v' in Dired mode)
> that would allow to run commands bound to them.


    (define-key function-key-map [β] [?b])

does that already.


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