How to make Alt key work in xterm?

Alt key seems not work in xterm. Alt is important for Emacs.

How to make Alt key work in xterm?

asked Dec 26, 2014 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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Best answer

Put this in your ~/.Xresources file:

XTerm*eightBitInput:   false
XTerm*eightBitOutput:  true

Remember to make it take effect after you change the ~/.Xresource without restarting the X server by

xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
answered Dec 26, 2014 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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