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

From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:30:29 +0000 (UTC) dixit:

>Wait a minute... what exactly do you _expect_ meta to do? Using (for
>example) meta-a to type 0xE1 "a with acute" is _not_, in fact, the
>expected or intended behavior; it is a bug. And I don't think it will

No, it is the intended behaviour.

>even work with UTF-8 applications, and st is an exclusively UTF-8

XTerm handles that transparently: when in UTF-8 mode, Meta-d
is still CHR$(ASC("d")+128) = "ä", just U+00E4 instead of a
raw '\xE4' octet.

This is *extremely* useful – especially as it leads people
away from national keyboard layouts towards QWERTY while
retainig the ability to write business eMails, which require
correct spelling.

17:57 < jtsn> Der 25C3 ist lustig. Deutsche Vortragende brechen sich vor
deutschen Zuhörern auf Englisch einen ab. ;-)  18:01 < jtsn> Adolfs Werk
war sehr nachhaltig. ;-)    18:01 < jtsn> Das gab's nichtmal in der DDR,
das Deutsche mit Deutschen auf Russisch reden. ;-)          (10x cnuke_AT_)
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