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Diacritics do not show in Hotkey Triggers


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This is low priority. It’s a minor UI bug that does not prevent functionality.

Here’s a Hotkey Trigger I’ve setup with ⌘⇧`:



As you can see (or rather, can’t), the ` does not show. However, in practice the keyboard shortcut is recognised and works as intended. Other diacritics such as ~ and ^ have the same behaviour.

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17 minutes ago, deanishe said:

Are those combining characters?


Yes. Forgot to mention it in the original post, but they’re all keys that if you press them once, they don’t output the character itself, but a kind of “waiting mode”, waiting for a letter. Like this (notice how it gets an underline):



If you type an “invalid” letter or the same diacritic, it gets output → ~e ~~.


17 minutes ago, deanishe said:

Do Portuguese keyboards have keys for the characters


They sure do.


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  • 3 weeks later...

@vitor I'm going to move this to noted. It's actually a pretty tricky thing to fix as Alfred knows it's a dead key you've entered, but macOS doesn't pass Alfred what that virtual dead key should look like, so I can't easily show a string representation for it.


It may have to remain a known issue for now.




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