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Re: Right Alt/Meta keys on Windows systems

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Right Alt/Meta keys on Windows systems
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 06:45:16 +0200

> Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 19:00:07 -0500
> From: Paul Michael Reilly <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Paul seems to be saying that the right Alt key has a compelling
> function for some set of Users (temporary keyboard layout disable)

Paul was talking about GNU/Linux systems, not about MS-Windows.

> Meanwhile I am very curious to know how Eli managed to get his system
> to provide both left and right Meta modifiers from the Alt keys.  If
> memory serves, when I last used Emacs on a Windows/2000/cygwin system,
> I did not have this problem.  But a freshly installed Windows/XP
> system on a Dell PC with a Logictech natural keyboard does exhibit the
> behavior.  Windows/XP has a very complex Locale setting mechanism in
> the control panel.  Perhaps this is where one needs to select a
> different locale, but it is not at all intuitively obvious how to do
> this such that the right Alt key will map to a Meta modifier.  Knowing
> what locale settings Eli is using might help some.

Tell me what to look at on my machine and what to report, and I will
tell you what I have here.  (I simply do not know what information
defines the ``Windows locale''.)

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