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Re: Why all the Alt bindings by default?

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Why all the Alt bindings by default?
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:14:22 +1100

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 08:35:47 +1100
>> From: Tim Cross <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>> One question I do have - what happens if you do have a keyboard that
>> is setup to have both meta and alt (as well as super and hypa) and you
>> want to do a real alt binding using one of these keys?
> Are you saying that you can actually get these "bindings" to work?
> That is, if you press Alt-R, you get the registered trademark?
> Because that's not what happens to me.  In my case, Emacs says "A-R is
> undefined".

No, what I was asking is what happens if I do want to bind alt-R? I
think this was answered in another post i.e. you have to 'undo' the
key translation first. The other question is if I have defined some
real alt bindings, how do you tell those form key translations?


Tim Cross

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