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Re: Q: US keyboard layout and umlauts ?

Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> > Interestingly I was trying a similar thing the other day.  Only US
> > keyboards here. :-)
> > 
> > However, if it is just the layout, I'd say, switch to de*.map and
> > switch back after use.  With this US keyboard, it didn't work.
> > 
> > If you only need umlauts in texts, I'd ask you to use Emacs and
> > iso-accents-mode especially.  Using it, just type "s to get an ß.
> > I've hooked it on M-i so I can switch whenever I want and in whatever
> > mode I am.  I've heard, that vim has a similar thing.
> Well, I'm used to using an US mapping with an German keyboard.
> Changing the keymaps just for replying to an mail is no option
> IMHO. The bad thing about iso-accents-mode are the side-effects: Try
> pasting an typical URL into your text: http:°www.xyz.orgåbout is not
> unusual ;-)

Turn it off temporarily.  Like I said, I've mapped it to M-i and turn
it on and off depending on what I do.  Normally it's turned off, though.



Unix is user friendly ...  It's just picky about its friends.

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