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terminal.el: terminal-escape-char impossible in European keyboards

From: Jari Aalto
Subject: terminal.el: terminal-escape-char impossible in European keyboards
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 20:36:05 +0300

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2004-08-03 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure '--build=i386-linux' '--host=i386-linux' 
'--prefix=/usr' '--sharedstatedir=/var/lib' '--libexecdir=/usr/lib' 
'--localstatedir=/var/lib' '--infodir=/usr/share/info' 
'--mandir=/usr/share/man' '--with-pop=yes' '--with-x=yes' 
'--with-x-toolkit=athena' 'CFLAGS=-DDEBIAN -g -O2' 'build_alias=i386-linux' 
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I wuold like to propose that the

   terminal-escape-char ?\C-^

is changed to a better alternative. The ^ character (including ~) too
is not a natural key at least in Finnish keyboard. I don't know
the technical term, but it's those "dead" keys that need to be configured

I was ssh'ing to remote site and working in "emacs -nw" and opened
op M-x terminal-emulator, just to find out that there was nothing I
could do to get back to the Emacs where it was running. The default
key terminal-escape-char was not produced in this remote ssh connection.

I would propose this instead for default value:

  terminal-escape-char ?\C-'


Recent input:
ESC x r e p o r t - e m TAB RET

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