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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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