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Re: Strange characters produced by M-x in emacs -nw


From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: Strange characters produced by M-x in emacs -nw
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:24:07 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:

> Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> "Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>
>>>>> | mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_R (0x6c),  Meta_L (0xcd)
>>>>
>>>> This might be a source of problems: try to remap your Meta_L key to
>>>> Alt_L as follows:
>>>>
>>>>   xmodmap -e 'keysym Meta_L = Alt_L'
>>>
>>> No, instead map Meta_L to a free keycode!
>>> Don't confuse Alt and Meta Combine them!
>>> Bind A-M-x and others to some useful command!
>>
>> What about some examples?
>
> Yes, I'm posting my .xmodmap each week…
>
> !
> ! This is an `xmodmap' input file for the  DasKeyboard 3
> !
> ! Bus 008 Device 005: ID 04d9:2013 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. 
> !
> ! PC 105 keys, wide Delete, wide Enter.
> !

Don't mean to sound like an ingrate but that is just plain over my
head. 

What part of that makes the switch you spoke of? Can it be done with
a simple 1-2 line xmodmap command.




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