[ESS] Lost tilde in Ubuntu upgrade (scim conflict?)

Jari Oksanen jarioksa at sun3.oulu.fi
Thu Apr 26 11:39:02 CEST 2007

On Thu, 2007-04-26 at 10:16 +0100, Stephen Eglen wrote:

>  > I upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 7.04 and immediately lost tilde in emacs
>  > (and you cannot do R without tilde). I mean, the tilde is not
>  > difficult to use, but it is lost completely. What I know now is
>  > that if I remove support to Japanese and Russian languages, then I
>  > get tilde back. This means removing scim (multilanguage input
>  > system). Googling gives me thousands of hits, most of them off the
>  > mark, but some hint to the same scim-emacs conflict. However, I'd
>  > like to retain the support to input in some of these
>  > languages. Does anybody know how to solve this situation? Of
>  > course, R+ESS will beat Russian and Japanese anyday, and the
>  > languages can go if required by statistics.
> I've never used scim, so can't offer any personal experience.  BUT,
> what version of Emacs are you running?  Version 22 of Emacs is due out 
> in the next couple of weeks (hope that doesn't jinx it, but hopefully
> we are in the last pretest now...), and so if you can compile Emacs,
> you might to try wish to try it, perhaps using "--without-xim" in the
> ./configure step:
> http://groups.google.com/group/gnu.emacs.help/browse_frm/thread/ecf0a7f956d9f0cf/

Yep, I knew I was too short in versions, but there were so many I
potentially should list from the environment. However, the emacs was:

~$ emacs --version
GNU Emacs 21.4.1

After getting this message, I tried with the emacs-22-snapshot that
ships with Ubuntu (and can coexist with the stable release), but it
didn't change the situation. Here the version info is:

~$ emacs-snapshot --version
GNU Emacs

I tried both with the vanila X11 and gtk2 builds, but no difference. No
tilde (and a a caret ^ also is important in R, but missing as well).

emacs -nw works in both emacs versions, but I'm too old to learn (again)
all those four-finger key combinations that I've mercifully forgotten
since 1997.

I think it's time to dump foreign languages. 

cheers, jari oksanen

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