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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on OpenBSD?

I'm trying to make it possible to easily edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on a remote OpenBSD 5.2 amd64. I'm using emacs-21.4p18-no_x11, which doesn't show any Cyrillic characters whatsoever when I ...
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Text is shown as bounding boxes when I switch to Arabic input method and use a certain font

I use this function in init.el file so that I can switch to Arabic language when writing code in Arabic and select an Arabic font for that: (defun arabic-input-font () "changes the set-input-method ...
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Problem with meta key in Emacs

I use Emacs in command-line always on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. And I use two languages frequently. Bengali/Bangla and English. Problem is when I use Bangla, commands with Ctrl as modifier work fine (e....
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Read string at current cursor position instead of in minibuffer

I am trying to simplify user input of Pod formatting sequences in cperl-mode. For example, if you type C<hello>, C<> is a Pod formatting sequence for entering code, similar to the use of ...
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Input-methods in the insert eval expressions

I can activate the input method french-azerty by M-x set-input-method RET french-azerty. Then by a qwerty keyboard I can type like an azerty one. Thus typying q in the buffer gives a. But when I do M-:...
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How to get human language-specific numerals?

TL;DR: how can I use Hindi digits (١٢٣...) when writing in Arabic? Emacs is arguably hailed as the best editor, but when it comes to using numerals in the context of writing there are no satisfactory ...
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How to input special character, such as Celsius symbol, and common greek letters?

I want to input: Celsius degree symbol Common Greek letter: Alpha, Theta, Omega
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How can I disable quail input methods in LaTeX formulas?

If you set an input method (for example via M-x set-input-method RET cyrillic-translit RET) you can type Cyrillic characters using a US keyboard: Emacs will use transliteration rules to convert Roman ...
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Dead keys not working in Emacs-Lisp mode *only*

I've been having a really annoying bug when editing elisp files recently: dead keys do not work, but only when I am in Emacs-Lisp mode. If I type a key that is configured as a dead key (say, '), I get ...
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How to add a key-chord escape in Evil for input in other languages?

How do I get key-chords to work with evil and alternate input-methods? I enabled Korean input by M-x set-input-method and chose korean-hangul, which I found from following the first few instructions ...
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How to switch keyboard layouts for different languages?

Q: how do I switch between input methods for different languages when using a non-standard keyboard layout? I have to edit text in two different languages. I would like to be able to use my ...
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Setting and activating the default input method

How can I configure Emacs to set the default input method for all new buffers? I'd like to use polish-slash everywhere. I use Emacs 24.3.1. I am interested in a solution which could be pasted into ...

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