[PD] Mac OS X, ALT-Shortcuts, dollarsign on Finnish keyboards?

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Wed Dec 8 05:29:47 CET 2004

Well, my PC keyboard has only one "alt" (which, in linux, does not seem
to bring up extra characters)... and I think the Macintosh is the same.
Also, I think it's against all the Macintosh rules to use "alt" for
a key accelerator anyway.

I don't know in Windows what Alt keys do, but I think there too they
select alternate characters.  If this is true, it's probably best to
stop using "alt" accelerators, at least on Mac and Windows, although
perhaps they could stay as they are on linux.

I think I have to just find "control" keys for making GUIs...


On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 07:49:11PM -0500, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Miller Puckette wrote:
> > Should Pd be using Alt-shortcuts at all, if that prevents people in
> > Finland (and doubtless other places as well) from getting to
> > characters that require the alt key to type?  Maybe I should move
> > everything over to "control" (Windoze/Linux) and "command" (Apple).
> On my keyboard (of the "cf" type: French Canadian), AltCar (aka AltGr) is
> a different modifier than the regular Alt.
> Afair, it's the same on QWERTZ "kezboards".
> _____________________________________________________________________
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