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bug #57393: on most terminal emulators, Ctrl+- reduces the font size

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Tue 10 Dec 2019 06:48:14 PM UTC  
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Tue 10 Dec 2019 06:48:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

In its two help lines, nano shows: "^_ Go To Line".  But on most terminal emulators, typing Ctrl+- (the underscore key without Shift) reduces the font size of the terminal.  This is somewhat unexpected, because all other Ctrl keystrokes can be typed without holding Shift.

On terminal emulators, ^/ is equivalent to ^_, so why not show ^/ in the help lines instead?  And on a Linux console, show ^-, because it looks better, and we show M-- too (for symmetry with M-+) and not M-_ (althought the latter might be a bit clearer).

So, the proposal is: instead of ^_, show ^- when running on a VT, and ^/ otherwise.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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