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Re: FW: Emacs non-ascii characters

From: Paul Pogonyshev
Subject: Re: FW: Emacs non-ascii characters
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 00:27:17 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> > Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:26:16 -0800
> > Cc: John Russell <address@hidden>
> > 
> > This makes me wonder if `C-\' isn't a bad binding for such a command. Should
> > toggling the input method be on a key binding that is easy to hit by
> > mistake?
> ``Easy to hit by mistake''?  IMHO, no key combination is so _hard_ to
> hit by mistake as C-\.  On some non-US keyboards it's almost
> impossible to hit by mistake, since it requires to use the AltGr key.
> I do use input methods a lot, and yet I have never hit that key combo
> by mistake until now.

On some keyboards (like mine) the `\' key is right next to the Backspace
key, which makes `C-\' very close to `C-Backspace'.  That said, I always
use `M-Backspace' and I don't think it is a good idea to change such a
commonly-used shortcut as `C-\' at all.


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