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SubjectRe: UTF-8 and Alt key in the console
Marko Macek wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
>> One would also like to distinguish, say, Backspace from Ctrl-H. This
>> is trickier, because the termios settings don't permit compound
>> keys. The most obvious way to deal with that is an escape code for
>> Ctrl-H, but that has the risk of breaking a lot of other things.
>
> Backspace is not a problem, since it generates ^? (DEL/127) on Linux
> since the early days.

And yet, Ctrl/H *is* backspace. Look it up in any ASCII chart. Let's
not make a virtue out of ignoring or breaking standards.


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