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Re: Suggestion for terminal package maintainers

On Jun  3 10:16, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 6/3/2009 8:53 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On non-English keyboards, the right Alt key is called AltGr and returns
>> the modifiers Left-Control/Right-Alt.
> So maybe the answer is that Left-Control+Left-Alt and  
> Right-Control+Right-Alt should each be interpreted as Control+Alt.  
> Someone deliberately trying to enter Control+Alt+some-other-key is not  
> likely to use different hands for Control and Alt.

Wrong, imho.  If the non-modifier key is on the right side of the
keyboard, many users tend to press left-ctrl/right-alt/non-mod-key.
Trust me.  We had kind of the same discussion 10 or so years ago.

> I assume you have a German keyboard and could test whether my suggestion  
> is consistent with the behavior of linux and xterm.

No, I have a US keyboard running only US systems.  But it doesn't
matter.  You can simply change to another keyboard layout using the
Windows Language Bar, after you have added the keyboard layout by using
the "Regional and Language Options" control panel, independent from
the language of the installed Windows.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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