Subject: kern/6536: wscons has no equivalent to PCVT_META_ESC
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/05/1998 15:30:49
>Synopsis: wscons has no equivalent to PCVT_META_ESC
>Responsible: kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Sat Dec 5 07:35:00 1998
>Originator: Bill Sommerfeld
System: NetBSD orchard.arlington.ma.us 1.3I NetBSD 1.3I (ORCHARDII) #3: Tue Dec 1 09:41:18 EST 1998 email@example.com:/usr/sandbox/sys/arch/i386/compile/ORCHARDII i386
wscons appears to have no equivalent to pcvt's "PCVT_META_ESC"
option; meta always sets the eighth bit of the character.
maybe i'm confused about i18n issues, but this would appear to
be problematic if you want a meta key and also want to be able
to enter non-7bit-ascii characters via a "compose" type
I notice this most with zsh, which has an emacs mode but
doesn't seem to play the bit-8-set == meta game..
this is a regression in functionality from pcvt to wscons..
try to get alt-x to send ESC x instead of 'x'|0x80
add a mode where the keypresses are preceded by ESC instead of
having their high bit set..