[Openmcl-devel] Typing #

Andrew Shalit alms at clozure.com
Sat Oct 25 19:12:04 UTC 2008


You also have the option of creating a custom keyboard layout.   
There's an online utility for producing these for OS X here:

http://wordherd.com/keyboards/

(linked to and described by http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040517070817474)

The xml format of OS X keylayout resources is described here:
http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2056.html



On Oct 25, 2008, at 2:41 PM, Barry Perryman wrote:

> I find that I don't really use the pound sign that much so I've
> swapped the keyboard layout to US format - which doesn't seem to make
> that much of a difference on my MBP layout as it would on a non apple
> brand laptop - so that I can just use shift-3 as required. By enabling
> the show input menu in the menu bar I can always swap back to a UK
> keyboard should the need arise.
>
> Barry
>
> On 25 Oct 2008, at 13:50, Stephen Parker wrote:
>
>>
>> On 25 Oct 2008, at 13:43, Gary Byers wrote:
>>
>>> See <http://trac.clozure.com/openmcl/ticket/182>.
>>
>> Thanks.  I hadn't spotted that.  The suggestion there (control-q,
>> option-3) works
>> fine (although is a bit of a handful).
>>
>>> In Apple's Terminal.app, if the "Use option as Meta key" preference
>>> is enabled, does Option-3 produce a # on a UK keyboard, or is it
>>> interpreted as Meta-3 ?
>>
>> It is interpreted as Meta-3.
>>
>>> If there are multiple option keys on your keyboard, is there any
>>> difference
>>> between the effect of using the left or right option modifiers ?
>>
>> I cannot detect any difference between using the left and right  
>> option
>> keys.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> stephen
>>
>>> On Sat, 25 Oct 2008, Stephen Parker wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm sure this is very obvious, but I can't work out how to type a #
>>>> symbol into Clozure using my UK macbook.  Normally this would be
>>>> Alt-3.  Using "Special Characters ..." is getting tiresome.  Advice
>>>> welcome.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> stephen
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