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Here's how to do non-ASCII chars…
Authored by: carsten on May 10, '03 12:39:49PM

From the Terminal, characters must be entered in unicode hex:

  • "ä" = "\U00e4"
  • "…" = "\U2026"

Use the Character Pallette in the Keyboard menu to look up the hex Unicode values.


defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSUserKeyEquivalents '{"Inst\U00e4llningar..." = "@,"; }'

Once you have done this, log out and back in to see the changes written into the file:

  • ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist

The file is encoded with UTF-8. Open it with Project Builder. Choose the "Format" menu, then "File Encodings", "Unicode? (UTF-8)" then click Reinterpret. Once opened this way, the Project Builder window will update to show any changes you make in the Terminal.

(Of course at this point you can just continue to edit the key commands in Project Builder rather than using the terminal).

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