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

Reuben Thomas wrote:

> For xterm, kterm and xvt, the simplest thing to do would seem to be to
> add a suitable default resource to the various /etc/X11/app-defaults
> files. (xvt doesn't install such a file, but since it respects
> resources it presumably could.)
> For mlterm a simple patch to reverse the default would be required.
> How does this sound?

Sounds sensible to me.  I think the first step is to file a bug
against debian-policy with X-Debbugs-Cc pointing to the relevant
maintainers, so the new Right Thing To Do™ can be documented to avoid
future regressions.

It feels awkward to give advice like this without doing anything
myself.  Please don't take it as authoritative --- what the people
actually working on these packages are happy with is more important.

Many thanks,

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