Xterm and meta characters
So a bit of background. I run IRSSI on a linux server in a screen so its always connected. I've been using kde and konsole for a long time as a window manager, and just recently switched over to xfce and it uses xterm. I prefer xterm so far, but it seems to be having problems passing meta chars. Like I try to press ALT + 3 to move to another screen and instead it puts the little cubed 3.
I skimmed thru the man page and came across XTerm*alwaysUseMods: true so I added that to .Xresources and .Xdefaults and neither seemed to help.
Anyone have any ideas?