AW: cygwin emacs: broken key mappings
Tue Dec 3 07:49:00 GMT 2002
I downloaded and installed rxvt (thanks for the tip, Elfyn). I'm on
Win2K and have tty set in CYGWIN. Oddly, backspace doesn't work in rxvt
itself. I launch Emacs and C-SPC, C-c, and C-@ map correctly, backspace
maps to C-d, C-h maps to DEL.
Maybe this _is_ an emacs problem. Being rather clueless about character
sets and terminals, does anyone have any suggestions for how to remedy
this? I'd rather not tweak keybindings in my .emacs as I use it in
various places, but I can if that's the solution. Thanks for everyone's
>Setting CYGWIN=tty did solve the C-c mapping. C-SPC and C-h remain, however.
>I also noticed that C-@ is broken.
>I also get the very same errors (C-SPC, C-h and C-@ are broken) under Linux
>(Suse 8.0 I think) using Emacs (Version 23.n) in a ssh-window. I think that
>this is an emacs problem and not a cygwin one. I'm using ISO-Latin-1 (or
>something like that) character set and a German keyboard. That could be the
>problem. Anyone out there in Europe, who doesn't experience the mapping
>error (console Emacs)?
>Jason Dufair wrote:
>>I'm having this same problem and have tty in my CYGWIN env var. I
>>run X and really don't care to, so xterm and rxvt aren't options. Is
>>there anything I can do to fix this?
>>Joe Buehler wrote:
>>>>The emacs C-c, C-h and C-SPC keys are broken:
>>> C-c maps to C-g
>>> C-SPC maps to SPC
>>> C-h maps to DEL
>>>Make sure you have "tty" in your CYGWIN variable.
>>>Also, I believe that there is a post from an emacs guru in the last
>>>couple months that complains about the way certain keys are handled
>>>in the default Cygwin console, so you might try and xterm or rxvt.
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