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Altgr+space doesn't print the expected character whe n using bash and bÃpo keyboard layout
- From: Thomas LIMIN <thomas dot limin at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:56:37 +0100
- Subject: Altgr+space doesn't print the expected character whe n using bash and bÃpo keyboard layout
I'm using Cygwin on Windows Seven 64bit, with the bÃpo keyboard layout
(http://bepo.fr/wiki/Accueil bÃpo is a keyboard layout optimized for
Using this layout, I can't write a '_' in bash.
bÃpo layout binds '_' to the key sequence Ctrl+Alt+SPACE (or Altgr+SPACE).
All native windows applications understand this sequence, and print a '_'.
However, pressing Ctrl+Alt+SPACE (or Altgr+SPACE) when I'm at the bash
prompt doesn't print anything.
If I write directly to cat standard input (after typing 'cat' and
press return), then I get what looks like a space, but is a null
character (hexadecimal ascii code = 00)
With vi, in insertion mode, pressing Ctrl+Alt+SPACE (or Altgr+SPACE)
trigger this message: E29: No inserted text yet
However, other bÃpo bindings, including Altgr bindings, works
seemlessly, and I can get all the characters, even no ascii and
It seems that the only key sequence encountering issue is
Ctrl+Alt+SPACE (or Altgr+SPACE).
Does cygwin or one of the underlying library handles this sequence in
a specific way?
Does someone has already encountered an issue with altgr+space binding
and know how to resolve it?
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