Pipe (|) symbol under spanish keybord in xterm
Gery Herbozo Jimenez
Wed Apr 8 15:58:00 GMT 2009
Thanks for the tip. I run the command line: WXin.exe -xkblayout es, appeared the Cygwin/X terminal (gray one) and I got the pipe but with other key, weird or normal? should I run this command or put it in the Xorg.conf file?
> Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 11:10:17 -0400
> Subject: Re: Pipe (|) symbol under spanish keybord in xterm
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> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Gery Herbozo Jimenez wrote:
>> I've been working for a while with a spanish keyboard
>> and up to now I don't know how to get the pipe (|) symbol in my xterm terminal. However, I
>> do get it in the bash terminal without problems using Ctrl + Alt + 1. When I follow this step
>> in the xterm I get this instead of the pipe: (arg: 1). What does it mean?
> In readline's emacs mode, holding down the alt key while typing
> numbers is how you enter a repeat count for an editing command - e.g.
> alt-3 alt-f (hold down alt and type 3f) to go forward three words. The
> "(arg: 1)" means you've typed a repeat count of "1" so far (you could
> add more digits to make it "10" or something). The control key is not
> contributing anything in this instance.
> It seems X is not recognizing your keyboard layout. I'd try adding
> "-xkblayout es" to the X server command line, as indicated in the
> above FAQ entry.
> Mark J. Reed
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