Re: [dev] [st] [PATCH] 8bit-meta like xterm

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:05:12 +0200

> The nice thing about ASCII and the QWERTY layout is that it has
> all ASCII characters easily available, so you can enter *all*
> latin1-subset-of-Unicode characters with just it.

Because all the latin1 symbols begin from a0, that is the smaller value you
can generate using a meta key, because 20 first ascii codes are control
codes, and you have to generate them using a control combination. Like I
said in other mail, this was the original function of meta, and this is the
reason latin1 (or iso8859-1) was designed in this way.

A funny point is that older keyboard generated all these combinations by
hardware, conecting to earth or vcc the lines, so it was very simple design
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