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

From: jari . aalto
Subject: Re: terminal.el: terminal-escape-char impossible in European keyboards
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 22:30:11 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (windows-nt)

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> Jari Aalto <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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
>> separately.
>> 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.
> On most terminals you should be able to produce C-^ by typing Ctrl-6.

Thank you,

Indeed that seems to work, but it is non-intuitive. Who would know
that C-6 can be used as substitute of C-^?

I would like to see natural key used as default, which would not 
cause confusion and possible data loss (as in my case). Luckily
the #buffer# files were there. 

Key C-' would be  better, because

  .. you see the (') key - and you can reach it in all keyboards
  .. you press the Ctrol-key and that key

and is works. 



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