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Re: C-;


From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: C-;
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 21:37:35 +0200

On Thu, 26 Oct 2000 21:13:30 +0200, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > From: "jonathan bright" <address@hidden>
> > Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 16:04:00 -0700
> > 
> > i'm unable to map Control SemiColon, for example:
> > 
> >     (define-key global-map "\C-;" 'forward-char)
> > 
> > i've noticed this on both linux and nt
> 
> That's because the PC keyboard doesn't generate a scancode for C-;, so
> no system that runs on a PC can have that key.

Eli, you are wrong here. The PC keyboard can produce this key (both when
used as an X emulator and for NTemacs, I checked). The problem is, \C-;
has no ASCII representation. The solution is to use vector notation:

    (define-key global-map [?\C-;] 'forward-char)

Ehud.


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