NetBSD Problem Report #6536

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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 15:30:49 GMT
From: (Bill Sommerfeld)
Subject: wscons has no equivalent to PCVT_META_ESC
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>Number:         6536
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       wscons has no equivalent to PCVT_META_ESC
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          analyzed
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Dec 05 07:35:00 +0000 1998
>Last-Modified:  Sat Aug 10 21:28:13 +0000 2002
>Originator:     Bill Sommerfeld
>Release:        981201


System: NetBSD 1.3I NetBSD 1.3I (ORCHARDII) #3: Tue Dec 1 09:41:18 EST 1998 i386

	wscons appears to have no equivalent to pcvt's "PCVT_META_ESC"
	option; meta always sets the eighth bit of the character.
	maybe i'm confused about i18n issues, but this would appear to
	be problematic if you want a meta key and also want to be able
	to enter non-7bit-ascii characters via a "compose" type

	I notice this most with zsh, which has an emacs mode but
	doesn't seem to play the bit-8-set == meta game..

	this is a regression in functionality from pcvt to wscons..
	try to get alt-x to send ESC x instead of 'x'|0x80
	add a mode where the keypresses are preceded by ESC instead of
	having their high bit set..
State-Changed-From-To: open->closed 
State-Changed-By: drochner 
State-Changed-When: Tue Dec 21 05:28:10 PST 1999 
we have KB_METAESC / .metaesc now 
State-Changed-From-To: closed->open 
State-Changed-By: sommerfeld 
State-Changed-When: Tue Dec 21 15:25:34 PST 1999 
should have been changed to state "feedback". 
i can't find any documentation on how to set this in wsconsctl.8 
State-Changed-From-To: open->analyzed 
State-Changed-By: soren 
State-Changed-When: Sat Aug 10 14:26:54 PDT 2002 
The feature now exists, but wsconsctl.8 simply refers to wsksymdef.h for 
possible .foo "variants". It would be nice if it had a copy of the list. 

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