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

From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:49:59 +0000 (UTC)

Roberto E. Vargas Caballero dixit:

>It is the expected behaviour. As far as I know the first keyboard with meta
>key was space-cadet keyboard (look it in

Ah okay, thanks for the historic backup!

>meta codes you have it configured for it (or maybe your xterm has a
>different default configuration mine has).


>I think it is easier a compose key, which allows you define non ascii
>characteres using keystrokes (compose-key ' a -> á). This is the solution I
>use in my USA keyboard and could generate spanish accents.

Sure, that works too, and I use it for things like ① but Compose
takes three keystrokes (up to five) sequentially, while Meta takes
two or three in parallel (the “up to” is the shift key).

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.

(In X11, I have additional mappings for stuff like € and … for
which I used that “Caps Lock” key ☺).

  "Using Lynx is like wearing a really good pair of shades: cuts out
   the glare and harmful UV (ultra-vanity), and you feel so-o-o COOL."
                                         -- Henry Nelson, March 1999
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