Bug 106929

Summary: default keyboard coding system mangles utf-8 input in xterm
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: Axel Thimm <axel.thimm>
Component: emacsAssignee: Jens Petersen <petersen>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Axel Thimm 2003-10-13 14:32:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
In Red Hat Linux 9 the keyboard-coding-system defaulted to utf-8. Current
rawhide has 'nil'. The effect is that for example German umlauts get mapped to
M-c and other control sequences when calling emacs in an xterm.


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.emacs -nw -q
2.Try to type umlauts -> Control sequences
3.M-x set-keyboard-coding-system -> utf-8
4.Try to type umlauts -> works
    

Additional info:

The workaround is easy:
(set-keyboard-coding-system 'utf-8)
in .emacs.el

Also graphical emacs is fine even with keyboard-coding-system == 'nil'.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2003-10-27 07:54:43 EST
Thanks should get fixed in emacs-21.3-7.  Please confirm.
Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2003-10-31 07:52:19 EST
German umlauts work again, closing this bug. Thanks Jens.