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Re: How does the Meta/Alt-Key work behind the scenes?


From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: How does the Meta/Alt-Key work behind the scenes?
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:43:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130002 (Ma Gnus v0.2) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)

William Gardella <address@hidden> writes:

Hi William,

> TTY keys are complicated, and really limit the ability of an application
> like Emacs to use its bucky bits.  Some chords that are valid in a
> window system are not valid in a console (or in a terminal emulator
> under normal circumstances, which acts like a console).  See
> e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII#ASCII_control_characters and
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code to get a feel for what is
> possible and what is missing.

thanks for the links, nice background info, its really not as simple as
it looks at first sight. 

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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