Re: [code] backspace again + translated strings

From: Niklas W <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:35:08 +0200

On Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:33:52 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Mitchell <> wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Aug 2014, Niklas W wrote:
> > The keycode in keypress() becomes 0, not 127...
> I'm honestly not sure what the problem is. I would think if the terminal
> is set up to emit 127 for backspace, then libtermkey (the library that
> interprets keypresses) should recognize it. How did you do the remapping?
> Perhaps I can try what you did and figure out the problem.

I tried every terminal emulator I have installed. All of them use 127 by
default, except maybe for xterm.

To detect which code is emitted, prefix the backspace key with Ctrl+v
(in a shell). It will print ^H for 8 and ^? for 127.

xfce4-terminal has a (gui) setting for it under "Compatibility".

With xterm you can add to your ~/.Xdefaults:

  xterm*VT100.translations: #override \
      <Key>BackSpace: string(0x7F)


  xterm*VT100.translations: #override \
      <Key>BackSpace: string(0x08)

and then reload the X resources:

$ xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults # or -merge

and restart xterm.

> > 2) Some characters in localized UI strings doesn't show up right,
> > although I can type them fine. My locale is sv_SE.UTF-8.
> Which strings are they? Can you check the to ensure they
> are correct? Perhaps some characters got mangled over time.

It would seem to be all multibyte UTF-8 characters. Thanks Mitchell and
Joshua for confirming that the curses lib doesn't support UTF-8.


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