strange terminal-emulators-only behaviour: broken key-map?

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Sat Jul 10 17:05:58 PDT 2010

On Sat, 10 Jul 2010, Simone wrote:

> Hi,
> thank you guys for help!
> 2010/7/2 Simone <3nomis at>:
>>  strangely it seems that *only* my gnome-terminal/xterm stopped to
>> correctly map my keyboard (pc105). Other applications (gedit,
>> openoffice,...) still work correctly.
>> For example, if I type shift+3, I should get the "£" character but I
>> get "#"+return and "èéàç" keys are no longer working, printing out
>> empty spaces. Same behavior in xterm or other terminals...
>> I also tried the "fr" layout with the same result: "£" is mapped to "#"+return.
> I found the problem in my /etc/inputrc and solved disabling the
> directiva "set convert-meta" :)

what terminal emulators other than xterm were affected?

Thomas E. Dickey

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