Commit 40f86458 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Doc fix for xterm-extra-capabilities

* lisp/term/xterm.el (xterm-extra-capabilities): Doc fix.

* etc/PROBLEMS: Mention xterm-extra-capabilities issue.
parent 7019c177
......@@ -1679,6 +1679,23 @@ recommended way of turning on Font-lock is by typing "M-x
global-font-lock-mode RET" or by customizing the variable
** Unexpected characters inserted into the buffer when you start Emacs.
See eg
This can happen when you start Emacs in -nw mode in an Xterm.
For example, in the *scratch* buffer, you might see something like:
This is more likely to happen if you are using Emacs over a slow
connection, and begin typing before Emacs is ready to respond.
This occurs when Emacs tries to query the terminal to see what
capabilities it supports, and gets confused by the answer.
To avoid it, set xterm-extra-capabilities to a value other than
`check' (the default). See that variable's documentation (in
term/xterm.el) for more details.
* Runtime problems specific to individual Unix variants
** GNU/Linux
2012-03-31 Glenn Morris <>
* term/xterm.el (xterm-extra-capabilities): Doc fix.
* language/indian.el ("Devanagari"): Fix typo. (Bug#11103)
* calendar/calendar.el (calendar-window-list)
......@@ -30,9 +30,15 @@
:group 'emacs)
(defcustom xterm-extra-capabilities 'check
"Set to a list if the XTerm supports modifyOtherKeys or
reporting the background color. Set to 'check to check for those
features. Set to nil to skip the checks."
"Whether Xterm supports some additional, more modern, features.
If nil, just assume that it does not.
If `check', try to check if it does.
If a list, assume that the listed features are supported, without checking.
The relevant features are:
modifyOtherKeys -- if supported, more key bindings work (e.g, \"\\C-,\")
reportBackground -- if supported, Xterm reports its background color
:version "24.1"
:group 'xterm
:type '(choice (const :tag "No" nil)
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