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Re: translating numpad keys in linux terminal


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: translating numpad keys in linux terminal
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:33:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> Tim Johnson <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Is there a way to read the other keys with "kp-" as in gui emacs?
>
> I don't think so.  If you have a look at the lossage (C-h l), you see
> what events Emacs receives before doing any key translations.
>
> For the up and kp-up keys for example I see the same events coming from
> the terminal: ESC O A.  Thus Emacs can't distinguish the two.
>
> At least that's what happens here.  Maybe it is different when using
> a different terminal or different terminal settings.

It all depends if you can configure your terminal (or terminal
emulator), to send different code sequences to distinguish 1 from kp-1.

If you use a terminal emulator, they you might be able to patch it more
easily than if you use a physical terminal (which assumedly is
improbable).

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