8-bit and xterm

8-bit and xterm

Post by Rafael J. Yane » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


        Does somebody know how to get 8-bit input and output under
X-windows (olvwm), in a xterm? Using the following configuration files
(only relevant parts to keyboard are shown) I get 8-bit input and
output on terminal mode, but not in a xterm. I get accented characters
(that's what I am looking for) in a xterm pressing right Alt and
different keys (i.e. R-Alt+a gives a-acute), but pressing acute + a,
doesn't gives me a-acute, and thats the behavior I want (the behavior
I have in terminal mode). Other characters works OK
(i.e. Shift+QuestinMarkDown gives me the character Questionmarkdown).

to this newsgroup, as I don't use to read it.

        Thanks in advance

                                R. Y\'a\~nez


XF86config  :
Section "Keyboard"

    Protocol    "Standard"
    AutoRepeat  500 5
    LeftAlt     Meta
    RightAlt    ModeShift
    RightCtl    Compose
    ScrollLock  ModeLock


.Xmodmap  :

keycode  21 = exclamdown questiondown asciitilde
keycode  12 = 3 periodcentered numbersign
keycode  15 = 6 ampersand notsign
keycode  34 = grave asciicircum bracketleft
keycode  48 = acute diaeresis braceleft

.inputrc (for bash):

set meta-flag on
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on

profile  :

export LANG="spanish"
#export LC_CTYPE="ISO8859_1"  #(olvwm only understands "C" locale, not
                              #     ISO8859_1)            
tty -s
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
        stty cs8 -istrip -parenb >&0

.Xresources  :

        XTerm*VT100.Translations:       #override\n\
        Ctrl <KeyPress> . : string("\0308")
        XTerm*VT100.eightBitInput: true
        XTerm*VT100.eightBitOutput: true

   Rafael J. Yanez                          
   Instituto Carlos I de Fisica Teorica y Computacional y
      Departamento de Matematica Aplicada
   Facultad de Ciencias                  
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   All the best, Timo

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