Subject: Re: vi & vt220
To: emanuel stiebler <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/03/1998 07:38:35
On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, emanuel stiebler wrote:

> Hi all,
> I still have problems using a vt220 & vi for editing. Anybody have same
> problems ?
> what i got:
> with 2400, 9600, 19200 baud pressing the ESC-key i always get two or three
> characters changed to lowercase if they are upper case and vice versa. ( it
> is not so easy then leaving the editor & save your changes:(()
	That is normal - on a vt220 the 'escape' key is just another
	function key, and sends around 4 characters. I cant remember
	offhand if the vt220 supports switching escape to only sending
	a single escape or not - I know vt320 and later do...

> i tried different terminals, both ports. (decstation 500/133) on ultrix,
> the terminals are working fine.
> working with the vt220 as vt52 or vt100, is ok.
	You may have to use it in 'vt100' mode...
	Or get use to pressing Ctrl+[ for escape.. which is not very

> whats wrong here ?
> (termcap, serial i/o, ...?)
	Terminal design :)


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