idle mac os x international keyboard umlaut input

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at
Sun Jan 8 17:12:50 EST 2012

On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Some Friend <some-friend at> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> with an international keyboard on mac os 10.6
> an umlaut is inserted according to the chosen
> keyboard layout with alt + u followed by a,
> o or u for ä, ö or ü, or with cmd + " followed
> by a, o or u for ä, ö or ü.  Neither way works
> in the IDLE console or file window of IDLE.
> Both ways work on the python console in a terminal
> window.
> IDLE version 3.2.2, Phyton version 3.2.2 and
> Tk version 8.5 according to IDLE -> "About IDLE".
> Names of the keyboard layouts:
> "US" and "US International - PC"
> Thank y'll for any Help
> --

This issue came up a few weeks ago too. The conclusion was that it's a
bug in the Cocoa version of Tcl/Tk so there's unfortunately not much
that can be done from the Python side.

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