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Re: on keyboard behavior in emacs -nw

From: Héctor Lahoz
Subject: Re: on keyboard behavior in emacs -nw
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:02:16 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Harry Putnam wrote:
> I see the phenomena in several recent installs of debian stable and 1
> of testing.
> In emacs -nw M-x, instead of giving the familiar `M-x' prompt it
> inserts a tiny char in the buffer that looks something like a tiny
> planet with with a ring around on forward leaning angle.
> In fact M+<many-keys> many letters and other char create letters with
> various accents or the like:
> M-x = ø
> M-a = á
> M-q = ñ
> Foreign (to an english speaker) language letters with accents and
> etc.
> Any one know what causes this?

Don't know exactly. It depends on the terminal you're using.
For example, this is seen in XTerm. If you use XTerm, you can
solve that by toggling the option "Meta sends escape" which you
can reach by C-down-Mouse-1 (Ctrl + left button).

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