[ESS] Issue with error/warning messages in Emacs.app

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Jan 19 18:37:06 CET 2009

Vincent Goulet wrote:
>> I'd just like to add that with Cocoa you can make Option the Meta key
>> and keep the Apple key for the usual Mac stuff.  This gives you
>> best of breed key choices.  This can also be done with the Carbon
>> API, however, with Cocoa it is much easier and more robust.
> Unfortunately, this is easier for English keyboards than for other 
> languages, since the Option key is used to enter some special 
> characters. In my French canadian layout, I need Option to enter, for 
> example, {, }, [, and ]. Barely marginal characters...
> Aquamacs tried to solve this by offering language specific layouts 
> with Option as Meta, but mine was not one of them. For me, using 
> Command/Apple as Meta is just simpler: I'm used to have Meta there 
> (from a PC) and I just use the Emacs key bindings.
> Vincent
Hi Vincent:

That's true.  It is mainly a nice feature for US/English keyboards.
It was actually part of the original Carbon Emacs port and I got
very addicted to this feature.  Unfortunately, the Carbon XEmacs
port doesn't follow it and most other ports don't either.  So, if you
want this feature, the Cocoa port is what you really need (or Aquamacs
if it is supported for your language as Vincent says).

Rodney Sparapani      Center for Patient Care & Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Sr. Biostatistician              http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
4 wheels good, 2 wheels better!  Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
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