Subject: Re: i386 xterm key bindings
To: NetBSD current-users mailing list <>
From: Julian Coleman <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/04/2000 16:31:56
Jonathan Stone wrote:
> I recently upgraded a machine to 1.5_ALPHA and got an xterm where 
> someone made the Delete keysym generate the keyad delete. 

Someone == the Xfree people.  It seems that all the world is a PC these
days and on a PC, delete left is <backspace> and <delete> does the opposite
of <insert>.  This is also the definition that the curses specification uses.
I did mention this a little while ago on current-users but didn't get many

> If the current setup doesn't acutally support that, then I propose we
> back out the keybinding changes to xterm, and submit a pullup request
> to do the same in 1.5.   At least until someone fixes the current bugs. 

> Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:
> It isn't, and the answer is in the xterm man page.  In .Xdefaults:
> 	XTerm*deleteIsDEL:	true

I'd guess a solution is to make this the default in our xterm version.  We
won't be compatible with the rest of the Xfree 4-using world, but at least
we'll be backwardly compatible.  Thoughts?


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