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Re: [zigzag] When alt keys don't work on Unix...
- To: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [zigzag] When alt keys don't work on Unix...
- From: Andrew Pam <xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 22:42:52 +1000
- Cc: aran@xxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <37AC22E5.5BB4AE3A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from Aran Lunzer on Sat, Aug 07, 1999 at 09:13:26PM +0900
- References: <37AC22E5.5BB4AE3A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
On Sat, Aug 07, 1999 at 09:13:26PM +0900, Aran Lunzer wrote:
> After simply executing
> stty -istrip
> at the command prompt, the alt-key functions started working.
Excellent detective work - and thanks for reporting it to help future
users! I'll have to check the source code to be sure, but I believe
Escape followed by a key is processed as equivalent to Alt-key in order
to support 7-bit systems (terminals/terminal emulators can often be
configured to send this sequence instead of setting the high bit).
Of course it is more efficient to use a single character if possible.
> Aran Lunzer aran@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Meme Media Laboratory +81 11 706 7262 / fax 7808
> Hokkaido University
> Sapporo 060-8628, JAPAN http://ca.meme.hokudai.ac.jp/people/aran/
I don't know if you are aware that Professor Nelson was based at the
Sapporo Hyperlab at Hokkaido University before going to Keiodai.
mailto:xanni@xxxxxxxxxx Andrew Pam
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