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Re: [Bug-apl] Another option for APL keyboard mapping

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Another option for APL keyboard mapping
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:18 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 01:04:50AM EDT, David Lamkins wrote:
> As much as I like gnu-apl-mode and aplwrap (I use both on a daily basis), I
> felt like there ought to be a more lightweight approach to getting APL
> characters into GNU APL.
> Today I wrote `akt`, the APL Keyboard Translator.
> https://github.com/TieDyedDevil/akt
> This small C program simply reads stdin and writes stdout. It takes
> advantage of the fact that most modern terminal emulators will map the Alt
> key to send an ESC prefix; therefore APL characters are seen by `akt` as a
> two-character sequence. `akt` maps this sequence to the Unicode character
> expected by GNU APL.


Doesn't this amount to a GNU/APL-specific implementation of the standard
X Compose mechanism?



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