[ESS] Emacs Input Method and / or Coding System

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jun 28 10:09:26 CEST 2008

gerald.jean at dgag.ca wrote:
> I use Emacs every day and all day, I mostly run Splus trhrough ESS and
> write a lot of doc. (in French) with LaTeX through Auctex.  After I run
> Emacs for a little while, for reasons unknown to me, the keyboard suddenly
> change its behaviour I can't anymore type accented letters or LaTeX "\", or
> Splus comment character "#", or "~" and any special characters.  The
> behaviour doesn't seem to be mode specific since it happens in ESS mode as
> well as in latex mode.  So far the only cure I found is to shutdown Emacs
> and start over again, it happens several times a day which gets pretty
> frustrating.
> I am running Emacs 22.1 on an XP machine, this behaviour started when I
> upgraded from Emacs 21.3 to 22.1 several months ago.  I am using version
> 3.6 of ESS.  I also run ESS 3.6 through Emacs 21.3.1 on a Linux box, over a
> network, I never have this problem on that machine?

Have you tried Vincent Goulet's package of Emacs + ESS on windows?  My
guess is that it should work well for English+French; here is the page
in French:


or English:

Thanks again Vincent for this package.


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