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Re: xterm / Windows 10 question




On 6/5/2018 2:51 AM, Matt Nicholas wrote:
Sorry, I left out the word "not" in my last message.
I meant to say:

I've seen various suggestions online stating that I need to change the
setting under 'Control Panel, Languages' so that the selected language is
"English (United States)", rather than "English (International)".
I did that and it did *not *solve the problem (nor make any discernible
difference).

Apologies for the omission.
--- Matt


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On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Matt Nicholas <mattdn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello,

I have a question that I hope someone may be able to help me with.

I recently obtained a Dell Precision laptop running Windows 10.
I installed 64-bit Cygwin, including various packages that are not part of
the minimal install.

I start Cygwin/X as follows:

(1) open a Cygwin64 Terminal window
(2) cd /usr/bin
(3) ./xinit -- -multiwindow &

That works as expected, and creates an initial xterm window.  I can then
start multiple independent xterm windows.

The problem I'm having is that when I type single quote or double quote
characters in the xterm window, no character appears with the first
keystroke.
Typing the character twice, causes the character to appear, but things
don't work as expected.
For example, a command like:
      find . -name "*.exe"
fails to find any files even though there are ".exe" files to be found.

I've seen various suggestions online stating that I need to change the
setting under 'Control Panel, Languages' so that the selected language is
"English (United States)", rather than "English (International)".
I did that and it did solve the problem (nor make any discernible
difference).

A few other clues:
      (1) The problem does not occur in a Cygwin64 Terminal window.
      (2) I set things up the same way on a Windows 7 PC that I also use,
and do not experience this problem in xterm windows.

It seems that Xterm, and I assume the all X server,
is using a different Keyboard layout than Mintty.
One with dead-keys.

The best explanation I found on keyboard with dead-keys is
https://zauner.nllk.net/post/0014-windows-no-dead-keys/

For changing setting for the X system, some guidance is available on:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Keyboard_configuration_in_Xorg


Thanks
--- Matt

Regards
Marco


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