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UK £ (pound) sign problem

Posted on 1997-03-28
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The £ (pound) sign is not always available, obviously it works in Netscape, and vi but not in an xterm, nor does it print out from LyX.

A look at xkeycaps shows the problem with xterm (allowing sendkeys).

When the Ascii portion of the keysym is like this:-

ASCII 2 0x32 50 062

and with shift pressed:-

ASCII " 0x22 34 042

the key 2 (") and the quotes work OK. However when the structure of the ASCII modifed by shift value changes to something like:-

ASCII M-# (£) 0xA3 163 02 43

nothing is available.

How can I get the £ sign working? What does M mean in this case ? Is this the problem?

Obviously, i am using 'uk.map'; that came with Slackware 3.0.
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The M- means Meta- or Alt -key, my Alt-# works,
but I mostly use Shift-3. You should upgrade
Slackware to a later release.

Outside of X11, shift-3 works, but the VGA
display font shows the wrong drawing-glyph (u+accent)
but the correct char-byte will be in the document.

LyX uses TeX which may require \(#) instead.

Graham.

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