Is it not possible to make these choices part of the X11 Preferences?
On 21 Nov 2007, at 07:03, Martin Costabel wrote:
Mick Mueck wrote:
I was the (ir)responsible person for this change - while beta
testing Leopard I noticed both Alt keys were mapped to Mode_Switch.
I checked several other unix/Linux keyboards and those keys
consistently came up as Alt_L & Alt_R so I put in a request to
change them to be consistent with everything else (that I tried).
I guess this is the core of the dispute that we are are having: What
do we want the keys in X11 to be consistent with? One wish is to
have them consistent with non-X11 Apple apps and the other wish is
to have them consistent with non-Apple X11 programs. We cannot have
As an occasional X11 user (nowadays; I used to use it much more
regularly) I am in the first camp: If I have to type Alt-s to get a
certain letter in TextEdit or in TeXshop or Carbon Emacs, then I
want Alt-s to produce this same letter also in nedit or xemacs. And
this means Alt->Mode_switch.
This first wish is one that can be fulfilled, because the keyboard
is, after all, the same whether used with X11 or not.
OTOH, the second wish of being consistent with X11 programs on other
machines can only very incompletely be satisfied, because those
other machines usually have a lot more keys then Apple keyboards.
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