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Re: I can't use Alt+Shift

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: I can't use Alt+Shift
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 01:31:47 +0100

Am 7.1.2012 um 23:29 schrieb Daniel Sousa:

> Can anyone help me?
> [...]
> PS: If it help, I'm running on Arch Linux.

Introduced with C-h k you can then type some key combination. GNU Emacs will 
then describe in echo-area ("mini-buffer") that this key combination is not 
bound to a function or open a *Help* buffer and display the documentation of 
the function which is bound to the typed key combination.

In X11 you have the utility xev which will explain which X events you have 
produced by pressing some keys. Maybe Alt+Shift+< does not produce anything...

When you run GNU Emacs in some terminal you do not send any X event to GNU 
Emacs, only ASCII codes (see "man ascii"). <ESC>-< and  <ESC>-<Shift>-<, 
pressed sequentially as <ESC> first and then either < or >, *will* produce the 
proper input for GNU Emacs, while pressing Alt+< or Alt+Shift+< *might* produce 
8-bit control characters, but what the terminal emulation sends to the 
programme is not determined because a mapping, established via an X resource 
for example, might not exist.

I'm not using Arch Linux.



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