alt key recognized as alt, rather than meta

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at
Thu Aug 22 19:08:11 CEST 2002

Dear (X)Emacs gods,

First of all, apologies for posting non-ESS specific question.  I couldn't
find a suitable XEmacs mailing list.

I use XEmacs under Linux Mandrake 8.2.  For some strange reasons, XEmacs
would read the Alt key as "alt", rather than the meta key.  I have no such
problem with Emacs on the same machine(s).  Can some kind soul tell me how
to make XEmacs recognize alt as meta?

Much appreciated for any help!!


Andy I. Liaw, PhD
Biometrics Research          Phone: (732) 594-0820
Merck & Co., Inc.              Fax: (732) 594-1565
P.O. Box 2000, RY84-16            Rahway, NJ 07065
mailto:andy_liaw at

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