[plt-scheme] Problem with french keyboard (related problem)

From: Andre Mayers (andre.mayers at DMI.USherb.CA)
Date: Thu Jan 16 21:52:54 EST 2003

Good day, 

I have a problem with the ergonomic keyboard of Microsoft (there is
only one english version of this keyboard) when I use the French 
characters [ French (Canada) ]. In particular, < is always 
interpreted like ESC < (beginning of file) and > like ESC is always 
interpreted ESC > (beginning of file). I must say that in order to 
print a < or > with my keyboard, I must press ALT ' or ALT ". The 
problem doesn't appear with other software. I use windows xp but I 
had this problem with nt4 and windows 2000 and a more regular key 

Somebody with an idea of the parameters to modify to eliminate this 

Thank you

Andre Mayers, Ph.D., professeur            |  tel: 819-821-8000x2041
Dept. de math. et d'informatique             |  fax: 819-821-8200
Universite de Sherbrooke                       |  andre.mayers at dmi.usherb.ca
Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada J1K 2R1 |  http://www.dmi.usherb.ca/~amayers

-----Message d'origine-----
De : plt-scheme-admin at qua.cs.brown.edu
[mailto:plt-scheme-admin at qua.cs.brown.edu] De la part de Jerzy Karczmarczuk
Envoyé : 16 janvier, 2003 03:15
À : plt-scheme at qua.cs.brown.edu
Objet : Re: [plt-scheme] Problem with french keyboard

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John Clements wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at 09:39 AM, Jean-Paul Roy wrote:

>     (Old) problems with MacOS-X French keyboard.

> A french keyboard is not required to reproduce this problem.


OK, my turn to complain. A french keyboard, but under Windows 2000.

In order to enter #f I type # which produces two of them, with the cursor
between, then erase one before adding f (with one additional left or right
cursor jump). Not so nice...

Jerzy Karczmarczuk

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