Why is emacs swallowing C-)?

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QUESTION :

Running emacs 23.1.50.1 under windows. Even if I run “emacs -q” to prevent any customizations from my .emacs file, it’s swallowing the C-) (that’s control + shift + the 0 key) keyboard combination. This combination doesn’t even appear in the “view-lossage” history of keystrokes.

Anyone know how to work around this? This combination is bound by default in paredit-mode, but I can’t use it.

ANSWER :

This is caused by a Windows IME (Input Method Editor) keybinding. There is info at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967893 describing how to disable the IME keybinding and thus expose “C-)” to applications, such as Emacs.

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