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Re: 8 bit input chars on tty broken

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: 8 bit input chars on tty broken
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 09:40:37 -0400

>   I got a new CVS build running a couple days ago ( after
>   running 21.1.x for quite some time.  In the transition, 8 bit input
>   chars on a TTY lost  their meta-ness.  Thus, I press ALT-X which
>   creates an 8 bit character, and it inserts a circle with a line
>   through it instead of providing my favorite prompt.

What happens if you do the same ALT-X in another application (like bash) ?
What happens if you use something like Multi_key a o (which should
insert a latin-1 å if you) or use some other non-Emacs input method
to type a latin-1 char (in bash and in Emacs) ?
What terminal is it ?  What are your locale setting ?

The reason you see this, is mentioned in the NEWS file:

    ** The keyboard-coding-system is now automatically set based on
    your current locale settings.  If it turns out that your terminal
    does not support the encoding implied by your locale (for example,
    it inserts non-ASCII chars if you hit M-i), you will need to add

        (set-keyboard-coding-system nil)

    to your .emacs to revert to the old behavior.

-- Stefan

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