[lug] Emacs problem
dajo at frii.com
Fri Aug 17 08:51:18 MDT 2001
There still are inconsistencies in the statement of this problem. For
> > holding down your alt or meta key, then typing (say) "e" and "'" ...
> > that should generated an accented e.
> It doesn't - neither does ESC-e-' - but interestingly enough ESC-e somehow
> shows up as M-e. Does this mean that my copy of XEmacs is set up to have
normally ESC is a prefix key and e is not, that means that ESC-e is a
complete key, and normally this is bound to forward-sentence. If
this is so then it is not possible to enter ESC-e-'. What you get is
forward-sentence followed by '
Also it is not clear to me whether Emacs is seeing these keystrokes.
Using C-q <keystroke> is a really good way of finding out what Emacs
is seeing. If you do this (with point in a writeable buffer) and get
the results below then the problem is in your key bindings; if not,
then it is outside Emacs.
Some of these are fake, e.g., ^Q is ^ followed by Q; what you should
get is a single character that looks like, e.g., ^Q
C-q C-q ^Q
C-q ESC ^[
C-q M-e å (in X) ^[e (in console)
C-q M-> ¾ ^[>
If you think that Emacs is seeing the keystokes you could try this.
Evaluate each line in turn in the *scratch* buffer by typing C-j at
the end of the line. Then try M->.
(defun freddie () (interactive) (beep))
(define-key global-map [?\M->] 'freddie)
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