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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
The workaround is easy:
Also graphical emacs is fine even with keyboard-coding-system == 'nil'.
Thanks should get fixed in emacs-21.3-7. Please confirm.
German umlauts work again, closing this bug. Thanks Jens.