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Old 06-25-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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deadkeys don't work in xterm or xemacs


Hi!

I have a german keyboard, with a lot of extra keys and some deadkeys.

They work well under nearly every application, such as OOo, gnome-terminal, gvim and the like.
But they don't work in xterm and the X-Frontend for emacs (xemacs).

No deadkey is working, not the caret symbol and not the acutes (` and ).

I have a customized .xmodmaprc, where I load some special key-bindings, for the super-duper-useless right windows-key, for instance.

this file has only three lines, for the keys that I change from the standard layout.

When I need to use xterm or xemacs, I load another config file for xmodmap, where I re-bind every deadkey, to it's undead counterpart (pun, quite intended). And in case of xemacs, this happens quite often and is really uncomfortable.

What I need, is the deadkeys to work under xterm and xemacs.

I've read some solutions for this problem in some cached Usenet posts, but they all suggest using a non-deadkey layout, but that's really inconvenient in my case.

please help!

--polemon

PS: They work with emacs-nox, but only if not in the xterm console...
 
Old 06-26-2006, 07:17 AM   #2
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Read the xterm man page. The current version has a "-lc" option which will turn on support for your locale settings.
It turns on the UTF-8 mode and used the "luit" program.

Also read through the "luit" man page. It gives instructions on how to do the same thing if you have an earlier version of xterm.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for that info, I'll look into that in a moment.

Any ideas how to accomplish deadkey support in a pure (no-X) bach environment?

--polemon
 
Old 06-27-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Look for a Keyboard-and-Terminal-HOWTO on the www.tldp.org website. Also read through the documentation for terminfo.
You could also google for the terms "terminfo iso-accents-mode".
 
Old 07-01-2006, 08:18 PM   #5
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actually, i managed to build my own keymao, with dumpkeys, loadkeys, showkey and keymaps (and the man-pages of those).

seems like my Kernel is not able to make use of those special characters in textmode...

Anyway, I kinda succeeded in doing this, but xterm and xemacs still seem to be unable to manage deadkeys.

Seems like I'm stuck to that xmodmap solution, I had from the start...
 
  


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