Questions tagged [input-method]

input-method is the translation of one or more keystrokes into a language character. Most languages have their own input method; some input methods are shared by several languages, and some languages have more than one input method.

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How to add a new input method for Syriac script in Emacs?

I want to write an article in English mingled with Syriac script in emacs, when I hit list-input-methods the script is not shown, or at least I couldn't identify this language in the displayed list. ...
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dvorak and korean language input in emacs

i recently switched from qwerty to dvorak. i also need to type in korean, and i use nabi to input korean everywhere outside of emacs. thankfully, nabi has support for dvorak. unfortunately it doesn't ...
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How to embed Ibus preedit text into Emacs?

I'd like to ask is it possible to totally embed Ibus preedit text into the Emacs windows? In my Ibus Preferences, I did tick the option "Embed preedit text in application window", however, ...
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swiper do not change input method

Every time I search for something with swiper, it switches input method to the default one. Is there a way to preserve selected input method for swiper-isearch?
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Tamil input not working in emacs after version 25

I have been using emacs for almost 7 years now. Started with emacs 23. I have used to read and write tamil language text inside emacs with both scim-input and ibus under gnome without any additional ...
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compose key stopped working

im running emacs 26.1 on debian with xfce, and have no alternative input methods installed. my compose key recently stopped working in emacs. i get the dreaded <Multi_key> is undefined error. ...
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keyboard macro with input-method inserts characters twice

When I define keyboard macro with some input method enabled (lets say, english-dvorak), self-insert commands are repeated twice. For example, if I define macro like this: F3insert chars asdfF4 and ...
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Specify the input method for a file

Using Doom Emacs 2.0.9 on Emacs 26.3 on Manjaro. I am writing some devanagari text in a file. Every time I edit the file, I need to toggle-input-method and select 'devanagari'. Is there a way to ...
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Translations of self-inserting keys

What exactly determines what is inserted by self-insert-command? If I change the input-method to greek, p will insert π, but will still be bound to self-insert-command, though it patently does not ...
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ibus-libpinyin input not working in fullscreen emacs

I'm using GTK emacs 26.3 on GNOME 3.34 using X. When emacs is fullscreen, ibus-libpinyin is unable to render the pinyin suggestions. Input seems to still be working (i.e when I press a number a ...
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Commenting out/disabling file local variable for input method in AUCTeX

I have the following local variables defined in a XeTeX file. As you can see, the input method is currently set to Devanagari. This is inconvenient when I want to type Roman letters. I'd like a way to ...
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I want to type special Spanish characters in Emacs on a MacBook Pro keyboard … but I have no clue where to start

I am using Emacs 26.3 with macos Catalina and I would like to type the inverted exclamation point and question mark characters. Can someone point me to a link that will get me started towards ...
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How to terminate ambiguous multi-key input in input-method?

(I’ve titled this question as I have because I imagine the answer would apply to any input method that has multikey character inputs, such as rfc1345, not just ipa-x-sampa). If it turns out this is ...
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With “japanese” input method, unmap kanji selection via the spacebar?

In emacs-26.1, I am enabling the Japanese input method as follows ... (toggle-enable-multibyte-characters 1) (set-language-environment "Japanese") (set-input-method "japanese") (setq coding-system-...
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How to disable some rules of an input method?

I use purescript-unicode-input-method in Purescript. However, I want the input method not to translate ->, ~> and => because their Unicode characters look very similar. Is there a way to ...
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Changing input method in term mode

If I try to change input method in emacs and send to some text. buffer is read only message is shown in minibuffer. How can I use other input method in emacs term mode? I'm using emacs multi-term.
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Use Roman numbers while typing Devanagari

I use Emacs devanagari-itrans input method to type in Devanagari. But I prefer using the usual Arabic symbols for numbers (1..9) rather than the Devanagari symbols. It is cumbersome to keep switching ...
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How to input Chinese on CentOS7 using system input method?

I would like to be able to type in Chinese. I've tried to set it as system input Chinese (Intelligent Pinyin) without success. I am running Emacs on CentOS7. I can input Chinese on anywhere except ...
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Greek typing & spell-checking with hunspell: encoding issue?

hunspell-checking Greek text I create in Emacs is not working. Notes: I am aware of this post: Spell check with multiple dictionaries Eventually, I want to use ispell with hunspell in Emacs, which ...
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Can't switch input sources in the minibuffer during Isearch

Incremental search doesn't allow me to switch between different input sources, e.g. US English to French, when I'm typing my search string into the minibuffer. Is there a way to fix this? It happens ...
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Enabling Devanagari ITRANS mode automatically

To enter Devanagari ITRANS input mode for a specific file, I need to type the following command in Emacs. C-x RET C-\ devanagari-itrans RET Is there something I could add to my file that would ...
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How can i make Emacs use the System input method and Language?

Problem : I am using Emacs for general text typing and editing outside my Programming. This requires me to type in local languages of India ( specifically Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil ). I am on ...
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Unable to use Microsoft Japanese IME in Emacs under Windows

For some reason I can't seem to use the Microsoft Japanese IME in Emacs, even though I can apparently use the Microsoft Chinese IME to input Chinese without problems. Even if I've switched to the ...
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TeX input mode and subscript

I'm a bit lost on what I can use the TeX input mode for. What I'd like to achieve is a mathematical notation like ∑ᵢ₌₁ᴺ ∑ⱼ₌₁ᴹ in pure UTF text and it seems to mostly work, i.e. \sum _ i _ = _ 1 works, ...
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Quail Rules UTF8 behaviour

I had inserted the following code in .emacs: (quail-define-package "LaTeX-UTF-8" "TeX" "TeX") (quail-defrule "α" ["\\alpha"]) what I want to do is the following: when I insert the character "α" (I ...
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How to make minibuffer always use the input method of the main buffer?

I use different input methods in different buffers. I would like to have M-x and generally any minibuffer input automatically use the input method of the buffer I am currently working in. How can I ...
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Making Keys Pass Completely Through Emacs

An Autohotkey remapping script I'm using uses the function keys F13-F24 to keep track of layers. This means that {F13 Down}, for example, may get sent as a virtual key code. This works fine for most ...
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How to make Emacs not intercept Command-Ctrl-Space, used for Special Characters on macOS?

On macOS the CommandCtrlSpace shortcut opens an Emoji picker which can be expanded into a Special Characters picker. But when I type this shortcut on Emacs in order to input a character, instead of ...
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How to “swap” only the numerical row of a keyboard inside Emacs?

My question is: when I am editing (La)TeX code, regularly I need to type the famous dollar signs in order to put mathematical code ($x^2+y^2=z^2$), a very frequent thing indeed. Therefore, I would ...
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Org-capture prompt input method

Can I make it so that an org-capture prompt "%^{greek}" automatically switches the minibuffer input method to Greek?
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Some ligatures of the 'Devanagari Script' are not displayed correctly

I want to enter the following line in Devanagari script. In Emacs, I set the input mode to "Devanagari Inscript" and typed it in. And this is what is displayed: The font in the above example is Noto ...
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Bolnagri (Devanagiri/Hindi) Input method

There is a particular input method for Hindi language (or Devanagiri script), known as Bolnagri. It is very convenient to type using this method and it comes by default on Ubuntu. However, in Emacs, ...
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how to teach emacs that `'` (dead acute) + c = ç?

I've set up my keyboard layout in arch with localectl set-x11-keymap us pc104 intl By default, in this layout, the ' is a dead character. It is called a dead acute. In Portuguese, we are used to ...
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TeX input method is fine — except for underscore

Most(?) programming languages permit to use Unicode in comments, strings and, partially, variable names. It is handy to be able to write comments like # DETERMINATION OF CONSTANTS OF INTEGRATION, ...
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Abbreviation expansion without spaces

I would like to set up things so that when I type Iuulius, the sequence uu is seamlessly replaced by ū (and a few more such pairs), as soon as I type the second u. I.e. the keystrokes and buffer text ...
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Using quail input-method to insert a string

The standard way to define an abbreviation using quail is as follows: (quail-define-rules ("a" ?s )) Inserting "a" gives "s". I am wondering if one can insert an arbitrary string using quail, I ...
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Translate ae to ä on non-German keyboard

If for some reason I am stuck to a keyboard with English layout and I often have to enter text in German - can emacs translate ae to ä (or ue to ü) for me? I do have a not-working solution like this: ...
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Cursor colour based on input method

How can I let the cursor colour depend on the current input method?
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Quickly inserting a single Greek letter

How can I make it so that H-g followed by a gives an alpha etc.?
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Ubuntu Emacs Meta Key problem related to keys

I'm using emacs 24.5.1 on ubuntu 16.04 on a Vaio x64 pc. earlier I ran the emacs tutorial and got through it completely no problem. Then I started playing with the "replace-string" command and now my ...
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How would one configure emacs to interpret holding the space bar plus a rapid CPU temperature rise as holding down the Control key?

I'm surprised this question hasn't been asked here already. Is such configuration possible in emacs?
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How to use input methods in minibuffer?

I am writing some xelatex code with both English and Farsi (right to left direction) characters in it. Also I am using Emacs' input method (changing with key Ctrl + \) for changing between English and ...
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How to disable input method

By using toggle-input-method, I can disable input method when that is active. But sometimes I just want to disable it regardless the input method status. I couldn't find the function for it. How can ...
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How to alias a function with argument by defalias

I want to chnage input method by M-x ru. But I couldn't figure out how to alias a function with argument. This is what I tried: (defalias 'ru '(set-input-method russian-computer)) How can I alias a ...
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Names of all the keymaps for multilanguage remapping purposes

How do I extract the names for all of the keymaps in Emacs? I use English layout for programming. However I sometimes have to use a Hungarian layout, and I want preserve my keybindings in a ...
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How to toggle input methods with just ctrl-shift?

I would like to toggle input method in emacs with OS key binding, i.e. ctrl-shift, so it behaves like a normal desktop application. In other words I want to rebind C-\ to just C-S without any extra ...
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Where can I see the character mapping of an input method?

Because of some difficulties in getting Emacs interact correctly with the fcitx input framework on my Ubuntu, I have to use built-in input methods in Emacs. However, I haven't been able to find a way ...
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Add TeX input method shortcuts to C-x 8 map

I really like the TeX input method. It makes typing symbols a breeze, since years of LaTeX have worked the symbols into my muscle memory. However, input methods have their quirks (like not working ...
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Using Emacs with Swedish keyboard

I am running GNU Emacs on Ubuntu, using a Swedish PC-keyboard. When I use swedish-keyboard as my input method, shift-key combinations work fine (e.g. S-7 gives the '/' character). But I have found a ...
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How do I find out which input modes include a specified uft-8 character?

Using the input mode latin-1-prefix I can enter "~a" which gives me "ã". I am looking for a similar way to enter the characters "āēīōū" (vocals with bars). So my question is: What input mode does ...