Re: Minor aterm bug

Stan Barr (
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 09:55:52 +0100

Bruce Richardson <> wrote:
> On 9 Apr 1999, Geoff Wing wrote:
> > :Bruce Richardson wrote:
> > :> I'm running aterm 0.3.4-1 and I just discovered that when CAPS LOCK is on,
> > :> pressing shift-Letter gives me a capital letter when it should be a
> > :> lower-case one.
> > BTW, note this is not an application bug.  It is a ``feature'' of your X
> > libraries.  xterm will do the same thing.  
> Your right!  I just use aterm so much it was the first place I noticed it.
> Is this a bug or a feature?  An attempt to emulate a typewriter?
I have a feeling that this is the behaviour some people expect. My old
word-processor used to refer to "<shift-with-caps-lock> gives lower case"
as English Shift, so perhaps it depends on which side of the Atlantic you

Stan Barr

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