I have a qwerty keyboard, but I type in french and japanese quite often.
Up until now, I used to have kotoeri activated with Romaji writing for english and french. I used to write accentuated letters by :
option + e + letter for é, ó, etc… option + ` + letter for à è ù etc… option + i + letter for î, û, ê, etc… option + u + letter for ü, ï, ö, etc…
Under yosemite, this doesn't work anymore.
To get it back I had to activate US International – PC. But it still doesn't work properly. There is a huge bug :
when typing ' then a letter, I get á, é, etc… This is preventing me for writing properly stuffs like
l'arrosoir → lárrosoir qu'un → quún
There are a lot of stuffs like this in french. And even worse, auto-correction kicks in and transforms:
How can I fix this ? How can I still continue typing without learning a new keyboard layout ?
I am talking about several separate bugs.
U.S. International PC keyboard layout
While using this keyboard pressing option + e then a vowel produces the right output (for instance
á) the key
'actually adds an accent to a letter instead of producing the
'character (for instance
quelqu'un). This is most inconvenient as the character
' alone is quite frequent in french.
Bug on U.S. keyboard layout
Hitting option + e then a vowel has no effect (same for option + u then a vowel, etc…) → Solved by deactivating and and activating again this configuration. This is the only working configuration.
Bug on kotoeri
Kotoeri configuration let the user choose which keyboard configuration to use for romaji. I have selected U.S. as usual, and I have the same issues as with the U.S. configuration below. If I select US International PC, nothing changes, I don't even get the behavior of
International PC without kotoeri. This is most definitely wrong.
US Extended yields the desired behavior (the old one from US international PC). However, US Extended is not available for kotoeri.