Wanted: Newer DEC serial terminals with PC-style keyboard

From: Bill Bradford <mrbill_at_mrbill.net>
Date: Thu Dec 2 10:30:56 1999

On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 09:16:53AM -0500, allisonp_at_world.std.com wrote:
> > Anybody know where I can get some newer (vt220 or better) DEC serial
> > terminals that have a PC-style keyboard (or at least better than an LK201;
> > I need something with a real ESC key...).
> The VT220 has an ESC key! try either f10 or f12. All the other VTxxxs
> use the same keyboard or the later version (same key layout and codes).

Yeah I know I can do ctrl-3 or F11 for esc, but when you're a VI user
used to having escape somewhere on the "top left", having to take your
hands off the keyboard to hit f11 is a pain.

> If you really want an ESC key, find a VT100!

Got a vt102 in my garage, complete with tilt and swivel stand.

Bill Bradford   *   mrbill_at_mrbill.net    /   http://www.mrbill.net
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