ASCII or Unicode? (was best text editor for programming Python on a Mac)

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Tue Jun 21 06:46:25 EDT 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:05:55 PM UTC+5:30, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Larry Hudson :
> > It sounds like you are almost, but not quite, describing the Linux
> > Compose key.
> I have used Linux since the 1990's but don't know anything about "the
> Linux Compose key." 

It used to be a real (aka hardware) key:
See pics

> (On the other hand, I have always specified my preferred keyboard layout with .Xmodmap.)

If this is being given as advice its bad advice
xmodmap is obsolete use xkb
[Does this make life easier?? Didnt say so :-) ]
This particularly nasty bug: h
I believe I witnessed when I tried to use xmodmap

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