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Bug#326200: xterm: please set eightBitInput: false by default so Alt is usable as such

Reuben Thomas wrote:

> What is wrong with patching xterm so that it defaults to eightBitInput
> being false rather than true, as other terminals do?

Nothing I can see except that we are in a freeze.  It is probably
worth making the change anyway, but I will leave that to the emacs

Re interaction with metaSendsEscape: of course it would not confuse
new users, but would existing configurations might start to misbehave?
I readily admit I do not understand the details.  Bug#574396 does not
look resolved and I am too ignorant to figure out the current state of

Thanks again for reporting this --- I had been wondering why
Meta+key did not work in emacs.


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