How to type ascii characters on rxvt or any cygwin terminal

Carlo Florendo
Thu Sep 20 02:18:00 GMT 2007


How do I type ascii characters on my terminal (besides running the cygutils 
ascii program and doing a cut-and-paste of the corresponding ascii 

I used to be able to do <ALT> + <ASCII_CODE> combinations on old windows 
systems.  However, the oldest Windows I got now is 2k and XP.

Doing the <ALT> + <ASCII_CODE> combination works on notepad and other 
applications except on the cmd.exe window.  (FWIW, The reason why it does 
not work with cmd.exe is because I've got a Japan locale and Japanese 
language and regional settings but I don't care about cmd.exe since I don't 
use it.)

CMIIW but I can't seem to see references on this problem on the archives. 
There are references in other mailing lists but they don't work.  One said 
I had to use the "Terminal" font but that didn't work.  The other talked 
about UTF-8 mounting and running a UTF-8 patched cygwin but I don't want to 
do that since I simply want to type using accented/umlauted letters without 
any fuss.

Thanks so much!

Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
Software Engineer/Network Co-Administrator
Astra Philippines Inc.
UP-Ayala Technopark, UP Campus Diliman
1101 Quezon City, Philippines

The Astra Group of Companies
5-3-11 Sekido, Tama City
Tokyo 206-0011, Japan

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