Alt key not recognized as Meta in xterm

Thomas Dickey
Fri Jan 1 17:17:00 GMT 2010

On Fri, 1 Jan 2010, Andy Koppe wrote:

> 2010/1/1 Thomas Dickey:
>> On Fri, 1 Jan 2010, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>>>    XTerm*vt100.metaSendsEscape: true
>>> Actually that's not a hack, but the correct solution. I think this
>>> needs to be part of the default config in /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm.
>> However, the reason that it's not is because there's no standard for
>> the meta key assignment.
> Understood. I didn't mean it should be the default for Xterm in
> general, but it should be for Cygwin's version, due to UTF-8 being the
> default charset.

Is Cygwin also specifying a meta key?

(some people equate meta==alt, though they're not necessarily the same)

Thomas E. Dickey

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