[Openmcl-devel] support for International keyboards
danieldickison at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 05:04:40 UTC 2009
On Apr 7, 2009, at 12:42 AM, Raffael Cavallaro wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2009, at 11:22 PM, Andrew Shalit wrote:
>> We ship with the current mapping (option = meta), but we
>> allow people to turn that off, so the option key returns to its
>> Macintosh purpose, leaving escape as the way to indicate meta.
> And give the user an easy way to toggle modes between Mac-option and
> meta. If you make it a menu command - something like Toggle Option Key
> Mode - then the user could set whatever command key binding she likes
> for the toggle switch using the Keyboard Shortcuts pane of the
> Keyboard & Mouse Pref Pane. You could make it default to cmd-T as this
> is not currently in use in the IDE. This way you could use both modes
> and never have your hands leave the keyboard.
I just wanted to point out that Aquamacs Emacs (http://aquamacs.org/)
does something similar -- it provides a menu item that toggles the
option key between being "Meta", "Standard Mac characters", or meta +
some localized subset of standard mac characters.
I don't personally use this feature myself (I stick to ASCII in source
files), but it might be worthwhile taking a look at their
implementation to see what the edge cases are.
Cmd-T is normally used for "Show Fonts" on OS X so another shortcut
might be better.
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