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set_high_bit_escape

#$EPIC: set_high_bit_escape.txt,v 1.2 2006/08/19 10:15:16 sthalik Exp $

Synopsis:

set high_bit_escape [0|1|2]

Description:

Controls how EPIC treats characters with the high bit set:

When 0: The character is accepted as-is. However, the character is still subject to the value of set eight_bit_characters. If you need to input 8 bit characters, make sure that set high_bit_escape is 0 and set eight_bit_characters is ON. This is the preferred setting for non-english users who expect the <meta> key to input 8-bit latin-1 national characters.

When 1: EPIC strips off the 8th bit and then parses the resulting 7 bit character as if you had pressed the ESCape key first. This is the preferred setting for english users who expect the <meta> key to act like the <esc> key.

When 2: (Default) EPIC checks to see if your TERM setting supports the 'km' option. If it does, then it behaves as though this value was set to 1 (english users), and if it does not, then it behaves as though this value was set to 0 (non-english users)

In general, every TERM value in wide use EXCEPT “vt*”, has the 'km' option set. If you set your TERM to anything other than a 'vt' type setting (eg, TERM=vt102), and you want to input 8 bit latin-1 characters, you will need to override the 'km' option with /SET HIGH_BIT_ESCAPE 0.

set_high_bit_escape.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/29 16:08 (external edit)