Bug 106929 - default keyboard coding system mangles utf-8 input in xterm
default keyboard coding system mangles utf-8 input in xterm
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-13 14:32 EDT by Axel Thimm
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-31 07:52:19 EST
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Description Axel Thimm 2003-10-13 14:32:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1) Gecko/20031008

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:

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.

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