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I recently started using Emacs, and so far it's quite good. Since I have to type a lot of international characters, I got used to Mac's way[*] of entering them (for example, press "a" and wait until the popup with international chars with base "a" shows up). However, I can't get that to work in Emacs, as I only get repeated characters.

I know I can use C-x 8 for ucs input, but I would like to use the native method. Is that possible?

[*] at least since Mavericks

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For another way of solving the problem (but not the want you want), have you looked at setting something like capslock to be a compose-key ? Then you can hit say capslock + ' + a, and get á. –  MrBones Mar 17 '14 at 13:02

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