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SubjectRe: UTF-8 and Alt key in the console
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.

Mark


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