The issue is pretty simple. Tildes have two forms:
- The combining tilde, which is a diacritic (ñ, ã).
- The "single" tilde, ~, notably used as a replacement for
The French MacBook Pro keyboard uses the first one (
Option + n or
Alt + n - the option key is labelled Alt on a French keyboard). You have to press space to validate the single tilde (entering
~ (without a space after). It is an issue in application like Vim, where ~ changes the case. Using the French keyboard it will change the case for two letters, which is very annoying. What is more, I never used the tilde as a diacritic since I first touch a computer keyboard.
This is why I would like to remap this key. This question says that it's possible with Ukulele, but I wanted to know:
- Is it possible with KeyRemap4MacBook, which I also use?
- Is there another easy way to do it?