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I created a custom keyboard layout (using ukelele) where I use F1-F4 as dead keys to input pinyin (accents for tones). Is there a way to get it to work in emacs?

I tried the (require 'iso-transl) but that doesn't help (not sure if it is supposed to).

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    I use (setq ns-right-alternate-modifier 'none) to write in Spanish so that my right alt/option key can create accents and so forth. I suggest that you type M-x describe-key and see whether your remapping efforts of f1-f4 (presumably outside of Emacs?) are having any effect. You may also want to elaborate as to what you did to "create a custom keyboard" so that people do not have to guess. – lawlist Nov 6 '16 at 15:13
  • I added the custom keyboard part. I tried and if use other keys it sometimes works, for example using the ' key as a dead key is accepted but emacs (terminal too) doesn't accept Fn keys. – Horstenson Nov 7 '16 at 14:29

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