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Re: [zigzag] When alt keys don't work on Unix...

On Sat, Aug 07, 1999 at 09:13:26PM +0900, Aran Lunzer wrote:
> After simply executing
>    stty -istrip
> at the command prompt, the alt-key functions started working.

Excellent detective work - and thanks for reporting it to help future
users!  I'll have to check the source code to be sure, but I believe
Escape followed by a key is processed as equivalent to Alt-key in order
to support 7-bit systems (terminals/terminal emulators can often be
configured to send this sequence instead of setting the high bit).
Of course it is more efficient to use a single character if possible.

> Aran Lunzer                 aran@xxxxxxxxxxx
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I don't know if you are aware that Professor Nelson was based at the
Sapporo Hyperlab at Hokkaido University before going to Keiodai.

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