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Re: Suggestion for terminal package maintainers

On 6/3/2009 10:32 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
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.

OK. I'm not interested in repeating an old discussion. But it does seem that the release of 1.7 is a good time to decide whether the cygwin console is emulating linux or xterm or something else and then make this happen as much as possible.

FWIW, I just tried Andy's echokeys program in xterm and in mintty. In xterm the output is \x81 with all four combinations of left/right. In mintty, the output is ^[^A with three of the four combinations, and nothing in the fourth. The one that generates nothing is left-ctrl/right-alt (corresponding to AltGr).


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