Special Chars gets entered with alt(option) button.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by vikasu, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    #1
    Dear All,

    In a Java Text Field, why special characters gets entered when typing characters with alt(option) key pressed?
    Is this MAC OS X' property or is there any way to stop this?

    Plz reply ASAP.

    Regards,
    Vicky
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sayer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #2
    Uhm, because Option/Alt is a modifier key, and as such it modifies input on the keyboard. This expands the range of characters you can enter from what is printed on the key caps.

    See: ©˚≠µ˜∫
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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