[self-interest] non-english keyboard (mac)

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Sun Apr 12 08:01:26 UTC 2009

Hi Jéraume,

You could try out the new 4.4 alpha.  It probably doesn't solve your 
keyboard problem though. I'll have a look around and see if I can track 
down the problem.

Cheers, Russell

Jéraume wrote:
> hi,
> I'm new to self, so I downloaded the latest stable version and followed 
> the instructions. I dropped "demo.snap" on "selfdroplet.app" and tried 
> to play around with the gasTank example, as indicated. I'm supposed to 
> type :
> HeatUp= (atoms do:[| a velocity: a velocity *1.5].self)
> Now, I use the French setting for the keyboard on my mac, and get 
> strange results. I have no problem typing letters, but I just can't get 
> the square brackets. On a French keyboard, it's on shift+alt+5 and 
> shift+alt+° (the key on the right of the 0). I have to switch to an 
> american keyboard setting to get these characters. Same problem with |, 
> which is shift+Alt+l. This is unfortunate, since some letters are not at 
> the same place on the French and American keyboards. The first row of 
> letters begins with "AZERTY" instead of "QWERTY" for instance (whereas 
> many other local keyboard differ only by non-letter characters).
> The obvious solution is to use the american keyboard setting with the 
> keyboard viewer application to help me find the right keys, but that' s 
> not very comfortable, especially after learning to type with 10 fingers ;)
> I'm using the latest mac os, OSX 10.5.6 on an Intel mac, with a french 
> keyboard.
> Is there a way to correct this or should I way for a newer version?
> Jérome
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