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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.
>
> It would be really nice to be able get arbitrary modifier combinations
> for all keys and a separate combination for the escape key.
>

Yes; this probably needs to be modal, but we can probably live with that.

-hpa


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