Commit efaf8fa4 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Swapping keys): Xref for normal-erase-is-backspace-mode, not keyboard-translate.

parent c04a2eab
......@@ -4637,9 +4637,9 @@ Good question!
@cindex Keys, swapping
@cindex @code{keyboard-translate}
In Emacs 19, you can swap two keys (or key sequences) by using the
@code{keyboard-translate} function. For example, to turn @kbd{C-h} into
@key{DEL} and @key{DEL} to @kbd{C-h}, use
You can swap two keys (or key sequences) by using the
@code{keyboard-translate} function. For example, to turn @kbd{C-h}
into @key{DEL} and @key{DEL} to @kbd{C-h}, use
@lisp
(keyboard-translate ?\C-h ?\C-?) ; translate `C-h' to DEL
......@@ -4651,6 +4651,11 @@ The first key sequence of the pair after the function identifies what is
produced by the keyboard; the second, what is matched for in the
keymaps.
However, in the specific case of @kbd{C-h} and @key{DEL}, you should
toggle @code{normal-erase-is-backspace-mode} instead of calling
@code{keyboard-translate}. @inforef{DEL Does Not Delete, DEL Does Not Delete,
emacs}.
Keyboard translations are not the same as key bindings in keymaps.
Emacs contains numerous keymaps that apply in different situations, but
there is only one set of keyboard translations, and it applies to every
......@@ -4659,8 +4664,6 @@ take place at the lowest level of input processing; the keys that are
looked up in keymaps contain the characters that result from keyboard
translation.
@inforef{Keyboard Translations, Keyboard Translations, emacs}.
@node Producing C-XXX with the keyboard, No Meta key, Swapping keys, Key bindings
@section How do I produce C-XXX with my keyboard?
@cindex Producing control characters
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