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Manual Reference Pages  -  MLTERM (1)

NAME

mlterm - Multi Lingual TERMinal emulator on X

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Gui Configurator
     Encoding page
     Font page
     Background page
     Color page
     Scrollbar page
     Others page
     Buttons
Configurable Menu
Multiple Xim
Daemon Mode
Scrollbar
Anti-alias
Wallpaper
Multiple Pty
Backscroll Mode
Selection
Configuration
     Main Configuration File
     Font Configuration Files
     Color Configuration File
     XIM Configuration File
     Feature Key Configuration File
     Terminal Behavior Configuration File
     Menu Configuration File
See Also
Files
Contact

SYNOPSIS

mlterm [options]

DESCRIPTION

mlterm is a multi-lingual terminal emulator written from scratch, which supports various character sets and encodings in the world and complex characters such as double width for East Asian, combining for Thai, Vietnamese, and so on, and bi-direction for Arabic and Hebrew. Indic scripts are experimentally supported. It also supports various unique feature such as anti-alias using FreeType, multiple XIM, multiple windows, scrollbar API, scroll by mouse wheel, automatic selection of encoding, daemon mode, and so on.

Supported encodings are: ISO-8859-[1-11], ISO-8859-[13-16], TIS-620 (same as ISO-8859-11), KOI8-R, KOI8-U, KOI8-T, GEORGIAN-PS, TCVN5712, ISCII_(ASSAMESE|BENGALI|GUJARATI| HINDI|KANNADA|MALAYALAM|ORIYA|PUNJABI|ROMAN|TAMIL|TELUGU), VISCII, CP125[0-8], CP874, EUC-JP, EUC-JISX0213, Shift_JIS, Shift_JISX0213, ISO-2022-JP[1-3], EUC-KR, UHC, JOHAB, ISO-2022-KR, GB2312 (EUC-CN), GBK, GB18030, ISO-2022-CN, HZ, EUC-TW, BIG5, BIG5HKSCS, and UTF-8. If you have already set locale (for example LANG variable; see locale(7) for detail) mlterm will automatically select proper encoding.

OPTIONS

Note that bool is to be substituted by true or false.
-A, --aa(=bool)
  Use anti-aliased fonts. This option works only with Xft or cairo for now. The default is false.
-B, --sbbg=color
  Specify a background color of a scrollbar. A valid value for color is a color name or a RGB value. The color name should be defined in rgb.txt or "color" configuration file. The RGB value’s format should be "#RRGGBB", "#RRGGBBAA", "rgb:RR/GG/BB" or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA".
-C, --ctl(=bool)
  Enable complex text layouting on UTF8 encoding to support indic scripts and RTL (right-to-let) languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. The default is true.
-E, --km=encoding
  Specify encoding. Valid encodings are listed in DESCRIPTION section above in this man page. AUTO makes mlterm determine the according according to the current locale (default AUTO).
-F, --sbfg=color
  Specify a foreground color of a scrollbar. See --sbbg option for valid values.
-G, --vertical=mode
  Specify vertical writing mode. cjk for RTL vertical writing and mongol for LTR one. The default is none which means horizontal writing mode.
-H, --bright=value
  Brightness of background images in percent. See -p option for details of background images. The default is 100 (keep original).
-I, --icon=name
  Specify a name to be used when a mlterm window is iconified. The default is "mlterm".
-J, --dyncomb(=bool)
  Enable dynamic character combining. "Dynamic" means that combining characters are stored in without combining but they are displayed using combined form. This affects calculation of column position, i.e., a pair of base character and combining character is counted to be two columns in this mode, while it is counted to be one column in the normal mode. Under this option, a (logical) column number and a character one-to-one correspondence. even for combining characters (though not for fullwidth characters; see -Z/--multicol option for handling of fullwidth characters). Thus, this mode enables you to use combining characters with software which does not support combining characters. The default is false.
-K, --metakey=value
  Specify a key to be interpreted as a META key. Valid values are: alt, meta, hyper, super, mod1, mod2, mod3, mod4, and none. The default is none.

See -k option also.

-L, --ls(=bool)
  Whether to use login shell or not. The default is false.
-M, --im= input method : [ arguments ... ]
  Specify an input method.

Examples:
--im=xim
  Use XIM with the default XIM server specified by standard way (i.e., XMODIFIERS environmental variable).
--im=xim:Ami
  Use XIM with Ami on the system locale.
--im=xim:kinput2:ja_JP.EUC-JP
  Use XIM with kinput2 on ja_JP.EUC-JP locale.
--im=kbd:arabic
  Use keyboard mapping input method in Arabic.
--im=kbd:hebrew
  Use keyboard mapping input method in Hebrew.
--im=kbd:isciixxx
  Use keyboard mapping input method in Indic.
--im=uim
  Use uim with the default conversion engine.
--im=uim:prime
  Use uim with prime conversion engine.
--im=m17nlib:ru
  Use m17n library in Russian.
--im=m17nlib:or:itrans
  Use m17n library in Oriya using ITRANS method.
--im=scim
  Use SCIM.
--im=ibus
  Use IBus.
--im=fcitx
  Use Fcitx.
--im=canna
  Use Canna.
--im=wnn
  Use Freewnn.
--im=none
  Don’t use input method.

-N, --name=name
  Specify application name. The default is "mlterm".
-O, --sbmod=value
  Specify the side to show a scrollbar. left for left side and right for right side. none turns off a scrollbar. autohide shows a scrollbar only if mouse pointer is at the right edge of the screen. The default is left.
-P, --clip(=bool)
  Whether to enable CLIPBOARD (not only PRIMARY) selection. The default is true.
-Q, --vcur(=bool)
  Change interpretation of cursor keys to be natural in vertical writing mode. This means that up and down arrow keys are treated as backward (left arrow in horizontal LTR) and forward (right arrow in horizontal LTR), respectively. In cjk -G/--vertical mode, left and right arrow keys are also treated as next line (down arrow in horizontal LTR) and previous line (up arrow in horizontal LTR), respectively, while vice versa in mongol mode. The default is false.
-R, --fsrange=range
  Set acceptable range of font size. The format is "minsize-maxsize", where minsize and maxsize are font sizes in pixel (default 6-30). The GUI configurator and other means for setting fontsize should honor the range.
-S, --sbview=name
  Select a type of scrollbar. See SCROLLBAR section below for details. The default is "simple" which means the built-in simple scrollbar.
-T, --title=name
  Specify a title for a mlterm window. The default is "mlterm".
-U, --viaucs(=bool)
  Force to convert a selection (i.e., copy-and-paste strings) whose type is not UTF8_STRING to the current mlterm encoding via Unicode. See SELECTION section below for detail. The default is false.
-V, --varwidth(=bool)
  Use variable column width. You may want to use this option when you use proportional fonts. The default is false.
-W, --sep=characterlist
  Delimiter characters used for word selection, which are consulted when you double-clicked mlterm, to define what is a word. The default is " ,.:;/|@()[]{}")
-X, --alpha=value
  Alpha in pseudo or true transparent. The default is 255.
-Y, --decsp(=bool)
  Use dynamically composed line drawing character set of DEC special. The default is false. This overrides DEC_SPECIAL in "font" configuration file, while DEC_SPECIAL in "aafont" (for Xft or cairo) is always overridden.
-Z, --multicol(=bool)
  Treat fullwidth characters (east Asian characters in most cases; which occupies two columns on the screen) as they occupy two logical columns. It is the de-facto standard way to handle fullwidth characters in east Asian terminal emulators (XFree86 xterm and kterm, cxterm, hanterm, rxvt, eterm) and other systems such as MS-DOS, PC-9801, and so on. In most fonts, the glyphs of fullwidth characters are designed assuming that their width are twice of normal characters and won’t display correctly without this option. The default is true.
-0, --crbg=color
  Specify background color for cursor (default is same to foreground color). Valid values for color are color names defined in rgb.txt and color rgb string whose format is "#RRGGBB", "#RRGGBBAA", "rgb:RR/GG/BB" or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA".
-1, --wscr=value
  Specify actual window width, by percentage against calculated value by multiplying font width by column number. This is useful when you use a proportional font which includes some glyphs with exceptionally large width, i.e., much larger "maximum width" than your expectation. The default is 100.
-2, --hscr=value
  Specify actual screen height, like -1/--wscr does for width. The default is 100.
-3, --contrast=value)
  Contrast of background image in percent. See -p option for details of background image. The default is 100.
-4, --gamma=value)
  Gamma of background image in percent. See -p option for details of background image. The default is 100.
-5, --big5bug(=bool)
  Enable a workaround for Big5 CTEXT bugs (which had been existed until XFree86 4.1.0). This affects Big5 selections (i.e., copy-and-paste strings) in COMPOUND_TEXT format which mlterm sends. The default is false.
-6, --stbs(=bool)
  Don’t exit backscroll mode when console applications output something. The default is false.
-7, --bel=mode
  Behavior when BEL (0x07) is received. sound for beep , visual for blanking screen and sound|visual for the both. The default is none which ignores BEL.
-8, --88591(=bool)
  Use ISO8859-1 fonts for US-ASCII part of various encodings.
-9, --crfg=color
  Specify foreground color for cursor (default is same to background color). Valid values for color are color names defined in rgb.txt and color rgb string whose format is "#RRGGBB", "#RRGGBBAA", "rgb:RR/GG/BB" or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA".
-$, --mc=value
  Doubleclick/tripleclick interval in millisecond. The default is 250.
-%, --logseq(=bool)
  Enable logging. Contents of stream received by mlterm will be logged under ~/.mlterm/. This option is mainly intended to be used for debugging purposes. The default is false. Note that % should be escaped to be supplied as a command line option on most shells.
-&, --borderless(=bool)
  Asks the window manager to use no decorations at all. Warning: You will not be able to resize the window. You probably want to use --geometry as well. The default is false.
-@, --screens=value
  Specify number of screens (sessions) to be used in start up. The default is 1. Note that when one of these screens are closed, sessions which were connected to the screens do not immediately killed.

See MULTIPLE PTY section for details.

-*, --type=value
  Specify the rendering engine to be used to draw fonts. xcore is conventional X11 core font mechanism. xft means Xft mechanism and cairo means cairo mechanism. The default is xft.
-#, --initstr=value
  Specify a string to be automatically sent after initialization of session. The value normally will be parsed by a shell. See -e option to execute other application at start-up time.
-a, --ac=value
  Specify number of columns to be occupied by a Unicode’s "EastAsianAmbiguous" character. The default is 1 except "ja" locale where the default is 2. Some of asian people may want to specify 2. See Unicode Standard Annex (UAX) #11 East Asian Width found at Unicode web site for details.
-b, --bg=color
  Specify background color (default white). Valid values for color are color names defined in rgb.txt and color rgb string whose format is "#RRGGBB", "#RRGGBBAA", "rgb:RR/GG/BB" or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA".
-c, --cp932(=bool)
  Use CP932 mapping table to convert from JIS X 0208 to Unicode when displaying JIS X 0208 characters using Unicode font in Xft or cairo mode. This is useful when you use proprietary Japanese true type fonts which are intended to be used with Microsoft Windows, with mlterm with encodings (such as EUC-JP, Shift_JIS, ISO-2022-JP, and so on) which contain JIS X 0208 as a coded character set.

The reason is, such proprietary fonts may have glyphs only for Unicode code points into which JIS X 0208 code points are converted using CP932 mapping table. (CP932 is a name of mapping table which is used by Microsoft to convert from Shift_JIS [plus Microsoft private extended characters] into Unicode. In Unicode’s point of view, CP932 is a name of encoding which is similar to Shift_JIS and is used by Japanese version of Microsoft Windows.) If you use such fonts for encodings such as EUC-JP and Shift_JIS with JIS0208.TXT mapping table which mlterm adopts as the standard, a few characters are mapped into Unicode code points where the fonts don’t have glyphs.

Both of CP932.TXT and JIS0208.TXT mapping tables are supplied by Unicode Consortium, though they are regarded to be obsolete.

The default is true.

-d, --display=string
  Specify X display to connect with.
-e program [ arguments ... ]
  Invoke the command in the mlterm window. This option must be the last option on the command line.
-f, --fg=color
  Foreground color (default black). Valid values for color are color names defined in rgb.txt and color rgb string whose format is "#RRGGBB", "#RRGGBBAA", "rgb:RR/GG/BB" or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA".
-g, --geometry=geometry
  Specify size and position of the window; see X(7).
-h, --help(=bool)
  Show help messages.
-i, --xim(=bool)
  Whether to use XIM (X Input Method). Most east Asian people will want to enable this option. Other people can also safely enable this. The default is true. The name of the XIM server to be connected is specified by standard way (i.e., XMODIFIERS environmental variable).
-j, --daemon=value
  Start as a daemon process. Note that mlclient is executed if a daemon process has already started. Possible =values are "blend" and "genuine". See the chapter of DAEMON MODE for details.
-k, --meta=mode
  Behavior of META key. esc for sending ESC and none for ignoring META key. The default is 8bit which sets the most significant bit.

See -K option also.

-l, --sl=value
  Specify number of lines of backlog or "unlimited". The default is 128.
-m, --comb(=bool)
  Enable combining characters by overstriking glyphs (recommended for TIS-620, TCVN5712, and UTF-8). Note that fonts which contain combining characters which extend backward cannot be used, since mlterm does combine characters by controlling the writing positions. This option is automatically turned on when using --dyncomb option. The default is true.
-n, --noucsfont(=bool)
  Use non-Unicode fonts even when mlterm encoding is UTF-8. Useful when you don’t have ISO10646-1 fonts and you want to use UTF-8 encoding. The default is false.
-o, --lsp(=value)
  Specify number of extra pixels between lines. The default is 0.
-p, --pic=path
  Path for a wallpaper (background) image. Note that the wallpaper cannot be used with pseudo transparent background.
-q, --extkey(=bool)
  Enable extended keys for backscroll mode. The default is false. Extended scroll keys are SCROLL_UP, up arrow, and "k" (for scrolling one line backward) and SCROLL_DOWN, down arrow, and "j" (for scrolling one line forward). Please note that concrete keys for symbols of SCROLL_UP and SCROLL_DOWN are specified in key configuration file. Only keys of PAGE_UP and PAGE_DOWN (which are specified in key configuration file) are available by default.
-r, --fade=ratio
  Specify fading ratio for unfocused windows. 100 means no fading and 0 means darkest. The default is 100
-s, --mdi(=bool)
  Whether to use multiple document interface. The default is true. If you disable this option, scrollbar and screen separation are unavailable.
-t, --transbg(=bool)
  Whether to enable pseudo transparent background. Note that pseudo transparent background cannot be used with wallpaper. The default is false.
-u, --onlyucsfont(=bool)
  Use Unicode fonts even when mlterm encoding is not UTF-8. Useful when you have ISO10646 fonts but you don’t have other fonts and want to use non-UTF-8 encodings. Note that conversion to Unicode is lossy. i.e. if mlterm encoding is not a subset of Unicode like ISO-2022-JP-2 or EUC-TW, characters which are regarded as a same character in Unicode will be displayed with the same glyph and cannot be distinguished.

The default is false.

-v, --version
  Show version information.
-w, --fontsize=value
  Specify font size in pixel. The default is 16.
-x, --tw=value
  Specify tab width. The default is 8.
-y, --term=string
  Specify terminal type, i.e., the value of TERM variable. The default is xterm.
-z, --largesmall=size
  Specify the step of changing font size in pixel when you pushed "Font size larger" or "Font size smaller" button on GUI configurator. The default is 1.
--ade=value
  Specify character encodings detected automatically.
--auto(=bool)
  Automatically detect appropriate character encoding from the encodings specified by --ade option. The default is false.
--altbuf(=bool)
  Whether to enable alternate screen buffer. This option is similar to "titeInhibit" of xterm.
--bd=value
  Specify the color to use to display bold characters.
--bdfont(=bool)
  Use bold font for characters with the bold attribute. The default is true.
--bimode=value
  Specify bidi mode. Valid values are: normal, left and right. The default is normal.
--bisep=characterlist
  Specify separator characters to render bidi text.
--bl=value
  Specify the color to use to display blinking characters.
--blink(=bool)
  Blink cursor. The default is false.
--border=value
  Specify inner border width. The default is 2. The maximum value is 224.
--boxdraw=value
  Use either unicode font or DEC Special font forcibly to draw box-drawing characters. unicode for unicode font and decsp for DEC special font. The default is noconv which draw them as they are.
--co=value
  Specify the color to use to display crossed-out characters.
--colors(=bool)
  Whether to recognize ANSI color change escape sequences. The default is true.
--csp=value
  Specify number of extra pixels between lines. (ignored if you specify --V option.) The default is 0.
--ciphlist=value
  Specify ciphers (comma separated list) for encrypting the ssh session.
--depth=value
  Specify visual depth. (8,16,24,32) If depth is 32, you can enable semi-transparency by specifying opacity as the value of --alpha option or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA" as the value of --bg option.
--deffont=value
  DEFAULT in ~/.mlterm/*font.
--exitbs(=bool)
  Whether to exit backscroll mode on receiving data from pty. The default is false.
--fullwidth=value
  Force full width regardless of EastAsianWidth.txt.

e.g.) --fullwidth=U+1234-5678,U+0123-4567

--iconpath=path
  Specify the file to be used as a window icon.
--it=value
  Specify the color to use to display italic characters.
--itfont(=bool)
  Use italic font for characters with the italic attribute. The default is true.
--keepalive=value
  Specify interval seconds to send keepalive message to ssh server. The default is 0.
--lborder=value
  Specify inner border width of a layout manager. The default is 0. The maximum value is 224.
--ldd(=bool)
  Embold glyphs by drawing doubly at 1 pixel leftward instead of rightward. The default is false.
--locale=value
  Specify locale. The default is "".
--logmsg(=bool)
  Enable logging messages of mlterm to ~/.mlterm/msg.log. The default is true.
--loecho(=bool)
  Whether to use local echo mode or not. The default is false.
--maxptys=value
  Specify maximum number of ptys (sessions) to be opened simultaneously. It should be multiple of 32. The default is 32.

See MULTIPLE PTY section for detail.

--metaprefix=value
  Specify prefix characters in pressing meta key if mod_meta_mode = esc. The default is \x1b.
--noul(=bool)
  Don’t draw underline. The default is false.
--osc52(=bool)
  Allow access to clipboard(selection) by OSC 52 sequence. The default is false.
--parent=value
  Specify parent Window ID. The default is 0.
--point(=bool)
  Treat the value of -w option as point instead of pixel. Note that this option works on xft, cairo or win32. The default is false.
--scp(=bool)
  Allow OSC 5379 scp. The default is false. Even if allow_scp = false, it is possible to transfer a file to "." directory (~/.mlterm/scp).
--serv=value
  Specify a host you want to connect via ssh etc. This option is enabled only if mlterm is built with MinGW or --enable-ssh2 option.

Value format: (<protocol>://)(<user>@)<server>(:<port>)(:<encoding>)

e.g.) mlterm --serv ssh://user@host:22:eucjp

--pubkey=value
  Specify public key file for ssh connection. The default is ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub(%HOMEPATH%\mlterm\id_rsa.pub in win32).
--privkey=value
  Specify private key file for ssh connection. The default is ~/.ssh/id_rsa(%HOMEPATH%\mlterm\id_rsa in win32).
--restart=value
  Whether to restart mlterm with all opened ptys except ssh if SIGSEGV, SIGBUS, SIGFPE or SIGILL is received. The default is true.
--seqfmt=value
  Specify the format of logging vt100 sequence. raw for logging as it is and ttyrec for logging by ttyrec format. The default is raw.
--shortcut(=bool)
  Whether to allow dynamic change of shortcut keys by OSC 5379 set_shortcut sequence. The default is false.
--ul=value
  Specify the color to use to display underlined characters.
--ucsnoconv=value
  Use unicode fonts partially regardless of -n option.

e.g.) --ucsnoconv=U+1234-5678,U+0123-4567

--urgent(=bool)
  Draw the user’s attention when making a bell sound in the unfocused window. The default is false.
--working-directory=value
  Working directory.
--x11(=bool)
  Enable x11 forwarding for ssh connection. The default is false.

GUI CONFIGURATOR

Pushing control key and mouse button 3 invokes GUI configurator (mlconfig). It can modify encoding, foreground and background color, tab size, backlog size, font size, usage of combining character, and so on.

GUI configurator has six pages (Encoding, Font, Background, Color, Scrollbar, and Others), OK/Apply/Cancel buttons, and four special buttons.

Note this feature needs GTK+ 2.x or later.

    Encoding page

Encoding-related configurations are located in this page. Note that configurations will be enabled when you push Apply button.
Encoding
  Specify encoding. (-E, --km)
Auto detect
  Whether to detect appropriate character encoding automatically. (--auto)
Encoding list
  Specify character encodings detected automatically. (--ade)
Input Method
  Specify which input method to be used. (-M, --im)

XIM:
XIM Server
  Specify the name of XIM server to be connected. You can input from your keyboard or you can choose one of registered XIM servers. This doesn’t have equivalent command option. See the section of XIM Configuration File for registration of XIM servers.
XIM locale
  Specify the name of the locale to be used for connection to the XIM server. Popular XIM servers usually have acceptable locales to be used for connection. If you choose registered XIM server in Input Method, this will be set automatically. You can also input the locale name from your keyboard.
keyboard:
Option Specify the name of key mapping table. When using ISCII encoding, Indic key mapping is used automatically. In other encodings, this will be automatically selected according to the current locale.
uim:
Option Specify the name of the conversion engine to be used. If you choose auto, the conversion engine will be automatically selected according to the current locale.
Note this feature needs uim library.
m17n library:
Option Specify the language and the input method to be used. If you choose auto, the language and input method will be automatically selected according to the current locale.
Note this feature needs m17n library and m17n-db.
SCIM:
No option
iBus:
No option
fcitx:
No option
wnn:
No option (JSERVER and WNNENVRC environmental variables are available.)
canna:
No option
 

Bidi (UTF-8 only)
  Whether to support BiDi (bi-direction). (-D, --bi)
Indic Whether to support indic scripts. (-C, --ind)
Combining
  Whether to support combining characters by overstriking. (-m, --comb)
Process received strings via Unicode
  When you paste some strings into mlterm, the strings are converted into Unicode and then to mlterm encoding. (-U, --viaucs)

    Font page

Configurations related to appearance (or look&feel) are located in this page.
Font size
  Font size in pixel. (-w, --fontsize)
Foreground color
  Foreground color for letters. (-f, --fg)
Xft Use xft for rendering engine. (-*, --type)
Cairo Use cairo for rendering engine. (-*, --type)
Anti alias
  Use anti-alias fonts by using Xft or cairo. (-A, --aa)
Variable column width
  Use variable column width. (-V, --varwidth)
Vertical mode
  Vertical writing mode. (-G, --vertical)
Font name
  Specify XLFD, Xft or cairo font for character sets. "Select" button shows a dialog to choose it.
Font policy
  Whether to use unicode fonts (or non-unicode fonts) all the time regardless of a selected encoding. (-u, --onlyucsfont) (-n, --noucsfont)
Box drawing
  Whether to use a unicode font or (a dec special font) all the time to draw box drawing characters. (--boxdraw)
Line space
  Specify number of extra dots between lines. (-o, --lsp)
Letter space
  Specify number of extra dots between characters. (--csp)
Width ratio
  Specify actual screen width. (-1, --wscr)
Height ratio
  Specify actual screen height. (-2, --hscr)

    Background page

Configurations related to background are located in this page.
Background color
  Background color. (-b, --bg)
Picture
  Specify the image file to be used for background image. (-p, --pic)
Transparent
  Pseudo transparent background. (-t, --transbg)
Picture/Transparent Brightness, Contrast, Gamma and Alpha.
  Brightness, contrast, gamma alpha of the background image. (-H, --bright) (-3, --contrast) (-4, --gamma) (-X, --alpha)
Fade ratio on unfocus
  Fading ratio when window is unfocused. (-r, --fade)

    Color page

Configurations related to color are located in this page.
Cursor color
  Specify color to show cursor. (-9, --crfg) (-0, --crbg)
Substituting color
  Specify color to show instead of bold, underlined, italic, blinking or crossed-out attribute. (--bd) (--ul) (--it) (--bl) (--co)
VT basic 16 colors
  Customize VT basic 16 text colors.

    Scrollbar page

Configurations related to scrollbar are located in this page.
Position
  Specify scrollbar position. (-O, --sbmod)
View Specify name of scrollbar. (-S, --sbview)
Foreground color
  Specify foreground color of scrollbar. (-F, --sbfg)
Background color
  Specify background color of scrollbar. (-B, --sbbg)

    Others page

Other configurations are located in this page.
Tab size
  Column number of tab. (-x, --tw)
Backlog size
  Number of lines of backlog. (-l, --sl)
Meta key outputs
  Behavior of META key. (-k, --meta)
Bell mode
  Behavior when mlterm receives BEL (0x07) code. (-7, --bel)
Save log
  Whether to log sequence received from pty in ~/.mlterm/[pty].log in raw or ttyrec format. (--logseq) (--seqfmt)
Combining = 1 (or 0) logical column(s)
  Processing combining characters as if it occupies one column logically while it occupies zero column on the screen. (-J, --dyncomb)
Fullwidth = 2 (or 1) logical column(s)
  Processing CJK fullwidth characters as it occupies two columns logically since it occupies two columns on the screen. (-Z, --multicol)
Ambiguouswidth = fullwidth (UTF8 only)
  Processing Unicode characters with EastAsianAmbiguous property as fullwidth. (-a, --ac)
Local echo
  Whether to use local echo mode. (--loecho)
Blink cursor
  Whether to blink cursor. (--blink)

    Buttons

There are buttons which is independent from OK/Apply/Cancel buttons.
OK/Apply/Cancel
  OK button applies the modified configuration to the current mlterm session, saves it to "~/.mlterm/main" configuration file, and quits the GUI Configurator. Apply button just applies the modified configuration to the current mlterm session.
Font size (Larger and Smaller)
  Change font size.
Full reset
  Reset internal status.
SSH SCP
  Transfer a file via SCP.
PTY List
  One process of mlterm may have multiple sessions and screens. The sessions may or may not have corresponding screen, i.e., the number of sessions can be more than the number of screens. Such situation can be achieved by closing a part of multiple screens from -@/--screens option. In such case, the screen-less session can be designated to one of screens by choosing the session (pty) from this list and push "select" button.

CONFIGURABLE MENU

Pushing control key and mouse button 1 invokes configurable menu displayer (mlterm-menu). It displays a menu with items such as "Larger Font" or "UTF-8 encoding". Though a default menu definition is supplied, you can freely define menu items by writing a menu configuration file. See Menu Configuration File section for detail.

Note this feature needs GTK+ 2.x or later.

MULTIPLE XIM

mlterm can use multiple XIM (X Input Method) servers. The current XIM is specified by the GUI configurator. Using this feature you can input multiple complex languages such as Japanese and Korean. Locale to be used for communication with XIM can also be specified for each XIM. In the GUI configurator, you can choose one of registered pair of XIM and its locale or you can input your favorite XIM and its locale.

The locale for XIM is only used for communication with the XIM and is not related to the current mlterm locale. You have to properly configure the XIM locale only when your XIM has preference on the locale of XIM client (i.e., mlterm in this case). mlterm automatically convert the inputed string into proper encoding and you don’t have to care about it.

Of course the initial XIM is chosen by using standard configuration, i.e., using XMODIFIERS environmental variable. See X(7) for detail on XIM and XMODIFIERS variable.

DAEMON MODE

When invoked with -j/--daemon command line option, mlterm starts to listen on a unix domain socket and accept requests from mlclient.

With blend mlterm will exit when the final terminal window is closed. But with genuine, mlterm will disconnect from X server windows and continues to work. In latter case, it’s possible to stop and restart a X server and revive the lasting sessions on mlterm.

SCROLLBAR

mlterm supports scrollbar API so that users can develop scrollbar libraries with arbitrary look and feel. The scrollbar libraries can be used by putting the libraries at the specified directory (determined on the compilation process) and invoke mlterm with -s -S name option. Scrollbar libraries named "sample", "sample2", "athena", "motif", "mozmodern", and "next" are supplied.

ANTI-ALIAS

mlterm can use True Type fonts using -A option via FreeType library when it has been compiled with anti-alias option.

Note this feature needs XFree86 4.0.2 or above and FreeType 2.0.2 or above.

WALLPAPER

mlterm can use background image (as known as wallpaper), by using -p/--pic option. You can also specify the brightness of the image by using -H/--bright option.

Note this feature needs gdk-pixbuf.

MULTIPLE PTY

This is one of most unique features of mlterm. The number of windows can be specified using -P option. Typing control + F1 opens another window which shares the same process. The maximum number of windows can be specified using --maxptys option.

BACKSCROLL MODE

mlterm enters into backscroll mode by typing Shift + up or Shift + PageUp key. In the mode, you can use the following keys.
j or Down
  Scroll down one line.
k or Up Scroll up one line.
d or PageDown
  Scroll down one page.
u or PageUp
  Scroll up one page.
Shift + space
  Initialize XIM.
Shift + Insert
  Insert selection.
Control + F1
  Open a new pty window.
keys defined in key configuration file
  PAGE_UP, PAGE_DOWN, SCROLL_UP, and SCROLL_DOWN keys are defined in the file.
other keys
  Exit from the backscroll mode.
Please note that keys other than PAGE_UP and PAGE_DOWN in key configuration file are available only when you used -q/--extkey command option.

SELECTION

Selection is a mechanism to be used for copy-and-paste in X Window System. Thus, this section describes on so-called copy-and-paste.

There are many encodings in the world. Though copy-and-paste needs sender and receiver and each of them can use one of various encodings, mlterm is designed to be able to receive characters from various encodings as much as possible.

There are two internationalized types of selection. One is COMPOUND_TEXT is the another is UTF8_STRING. COMPOUND_TEXT is ISO2022-based and can distinguish character sets which a character belongs to. However, the character sets which COMPOUND_TEXT supports are limited to ISO8859-* and East Asian character sets. On the other hand, UTF8_STRING is Unicode-based and can express all characters from Unicode character set. However, it cannot distinguish characters from different character sets which share one codepoint in Unicode, which can be a problem especially for CJK Han Ideogram (in other words, Kanji, Hanji, or Hanja). Note that UTF8_STRING is rather new and can be used only with XFree86.

Though the receiver of copy-and-paste can request the preferable type of selection, the sender may not support the requested type. Thus mlterm has to be able to process both of COMPOUND_TEXT and UTF8_STRING.

On the other hand, encodings supported by mlterm (see DESCRIPTION section for detail) are classified into four categories;
(a) Unicode itself
  UTF-8.
(b) subset of Unicode and ISO-2022-compliant
  "Subset of Unicode" means that Unicode supports round-trip compatibility for the encoding, i.e., the conversion of the encoding --> Unicode --> the encoding doesn’t lose any information. "ISO-2022-compliant" means that the encoding can be regarded as a subset of ISO-2022 where a part of ISO-2022 control codes and escape sequences are not supported. Many popular encodings belong to this category such as ISO-8859-*, EUC-*, ISO-2022-KR, TIS-620, TCVN5712, and so on.
(c) subset of Unicode and non-ISO-2022-compliant
  Some of popular encodings such as Shift_JIS, Big5, GBK, GB18030, Johab, and so on belongs to this category.
(d) not subset of Unicode
  ISO-2022-JP, ISO-2022-JP-2, ISO-2022-JP-3, EUC-TW, and so on. All of them are ISO-2022-compliant.
Now the behavior of mlterm can be explained.

-------------------------------------------------------
encoding received selection  how to process?
-------------------------------------------------------
   a     COMPOUND_TEXT       convert to Unicode
   a     UTF8_STRING         no need for conversion
   b     COMPOUND_TEXT       user preference *1
   b     UTF8_STRING         convert to the encoding *2
   c     COMPOUND_TEXT       user preference *1
   c     UTF8_STRING         convert to the encoding *2
   d     COMPOUND_TEXT       no need for conversion *3
   d     UTF8_STRING         convert to the encoding *2
-------------------------------------------------------

*1 Characters from unsupported character sets (i.e., characters which cannot be expressed in the mlterm encoding) may appear in the selection (received copy-and-paste string). If you want to receive characters which are equivalent to characters which are supported in the current mlterm encoding (i.e., characters which share the same codepoint in Unicode), you can use -U (or --viaucs) option. Otherwise, these characters are pasted into mlterm using ISO-2022 escape sequence (when mlterm encoding is category b). Note such ISO-2022 escape sequences are illegal in the current mlterm encoding and the application software will need special feature to treat them properly, though it is displayed well in mlterm. When mlterm encoding is category c, such characters are simply ignored (when -U option is not enabled).

*2 Characters which cannot be converted into mlterm encoding are simply ignored.

*3 Characters from unsupported character sets will be pasted into mlterm using ISO-2022 escape sequence.

CONFIGURATION

mlterm loads configuration files of "main", "font", "vfont", "tfont", "aafont", "vaafont", "taafont", "color", "key", "termcap", and "xim" on start up. "menu" configuration file is loaded by the configurable menu displayer (mlterm-menu). See the section of CONFIGURABLE MENU for detail.

Configuration files for one user are to be located in "~/.mlterm/" directory, while location for configuration files for all users depends on the compilation option. Possible locations are "/etc/", "/etc/X11/", "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/mlterm/", and so on.

The names and the roles of configuration files are:
main Main configuration items which can be overridden by command line options.
font Configurations for ordinary X fonts.
vfont Configurations for ordinary X fonts of variable column width.
tfont Configurations for ordinary X fonts of vertical writing.
aafont Configurations for Xft or cairo fonts.
vaafont
  Configurations for Xft or cairo fonts of variable column width.
taafont
  Configurations for Xft or cairo fonts of vertical writing.
color Designate concrete RGB values for color names.
key Key definitions for special features of mlterm.
termcap
  Define mlterm’s behaviors which affects terminfo and termcap definition.
xim Define preset locales for X Input Methods which are shown in the GUI configurator. Of course you can input XIM names and locales for the GUI configurator which are not listed in this configuration file.
menu Define menu items which is displayed by configurable menu displayer.
The contents of these configuration files (other than menu) consist of lines of "key=value" format. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

Note that the configuration files are changed since version 1.9.44.

    Main Configuration File

This file contains main configuration items which can be overridden by command line options. The main configuration file "main" has the following keys. Parentheses show the corresponding command-line options. See the explanation on these command-line options for detail.
auto_detect_encodings=value (--ade)
  Specify character encodings detected automatically.
allow_osc52=bool (--osc52)
  Allow access to clipboard(selection) by OSC 52 sequence.
allow_scp=bool (--scp)
  Allow OSC 5379 scp.
allow_change_shortcut=bool (--shortcut)
  Allow dynamic change of shortcut keys by OSC 5379 set_shortcut sequence.
alpha=name (-X, --alpha)
  Alpha in pseudo or true transparent.
app_name=name (-N, --name)
  Application name. auto_restart=bool (--restart) Restart mlterm with all opened ptys except ssh if SIGSEGV, SIGBUS, SIGFPE or SIGILL is received. If you want to get core image, specify "false".
bel_mode=mode (-7, --bel)
  Behavior when BEL (0x07) is received.
bd_color=value (--bd)
  Specify the color to use to display bold characters.
bl_color=value (--bl)
  Specify the color to use to display blinking characters.
bg_color=color (-b, --bg)
  Background color.
bidi_mode=mode (--bimode)
  Specify bidi mode.
bidi_separators=characterlist (--bisep)
  Specify separator characters (\xNN is also available) to render bidi text.
blink_cursor=bool (--blink)
  Blink cursor.
box_drawing_font=value (--boxdraw)
  Use either unicode font or DEC Special font forcibly to draw box-drawing characters.
brightness=value (-H, --brightness)
  Specify the amount of darkening or lightening the background image.
big5_buggy=bool (-5, --big5bug)
  Support Big5 CTEXT bugs (which exist in XFree86 4.1.0 or before).
borderless=bool (-&, --borderless)
  Don’t draw window decorations.
cipher_list=value (--ciphlist)
  Specify ciphers (comma separated list) for encrypting the ssh session.
co_color=value (--co)
  Specify the color to use to display crossed-out characters.
col_size_of_width_a=value (-a, --ac)
  Number of columns of Unicode characters with EastAsianAmbiguous property.
compose_dec_special_font=bool (-Y, --decsp)
  Compose line drawing character set.
contrast=value (-3, --contrast)
  Contrast of background image in percent.
cursor_bg_color=color (-0, --crbg)
  Specify background color for cursor.
cursor_fg_color=color (-9, --crfg)
  Specify foreground color for cursor.
exit_backscroll_by_pty=bool (--exitbs)
  Exit backscroll mode on receiving data from pty.
encoding=encoding (-E, --km)
  Specify encoding.
daemon_mode=mode (-j, --daemon)
  Start as a daemon process.
default_server=value (--serv)
  Specify a host you want to connect via ssh etc.
depth=value (--depth)
  Specify visual depth.
display=value (-d, --display)
  Specify X server to connect.
fade_ratio=ratio (-r, --fade_ratio)
  Specify fading ratio when window is unfocused.
fg_color=color (-f, --fg)
  Foreground color.
fontsize=value (-w, --fontsize)
  Font size in pixel.
font_size_range=range (-R, --fsrange)
  Range of size of usable fonts.
gamma=value (-4, --gamma)
  Gamma of background image in percent.
geometry=value (-g, --geometry)
  Specify size and position of the window; see X(7).
hide_underline=bool (--noul)
  Don’t draw underline.
icon_name=name (-I, --icon)
  Icon name.
icon_path=path
  Path for the image file to be used as window icon.
inner_border=value (--border)
  Specify inner border width.
input_method= input method : [ arguments ... ] (-M, --im)
  Specify input method.
iso88591_font_for_usascii=bool (-8, --88591)
  Use ISO8859-1 fonts for US-ASCII part of various encodings.
it_color=value (--it)
  Specify the color to use to display italic characters.
layout_inner_border=value (--lborder)
  Specify inner border width of a layout manager.
leftward_double_drawing=bool (--ldd)
  Embold glyphs by drawing doubly at 1 pixel leftward instead of rightward.
letter_space=value (--csp)
  Specify number of extra dots between letters. (ignored if you specify --V option.) If you use multiple fonts whose widths are different, adjust this option.
line_space=value (-o, --lsp)
  Specify number of extra dots between lines. If you use multiple fonts whose heights are different, adjust this option.
locale=value (--locale)
  Specify locale.
logging_msg=bool (--logmsg)
  Enable logging messages of mlterm to ~/.mlterm/msg[pid].log.
logging_vt_seq=bool (--logseq)
  Enable logging vt100 sequences to ~/.mlterm/[device].log.
logsize=value (-l, --sl)
  Specify number of lines of backlog or "unlimited".
max_ptys=value (--maxptys)
  Specify maximum number of ptys (sessions) to be opened simultaneously.
meta_prefix=value (--metaprefix)
  Specify prefix characters in pressing meta key if mod_meta_mode = esc.
mod_meta_mode=mode (-k, --meta)
  Behavior of META key.
mod_meta_key=value (-K, --metakey)
  Specify a key to be regarded as META.
not_use_unicode_font=bool (-n, --noucsfont)
  Use non-Unicode fonts even when mlterm encoding is UTF-8.
only_use_unicode_font=bool (-u, --onlyucsfont)
  Use Unicode fonts even when mlterm encoding is not UTF-8.
parent_window=value (--parent)
  Specify parent Window ID.
receive_string_via_ucs=bool (-U, --viaucs)
  If the received selection (i.e., copy-and-paste strings) or strings received from XIM is not UTF8_STRING type, convert it into Unicode and then to the current mlterm encoding, in order to identify equivalent characters (i.e., characters which share the same codepoint in Unicode) from various character sets. See SELECTION section below for detail.
sb_bg_color=color (-B, --sbbg)
  Background color for scrollbar.
sb_fg_color=color (-F, --sbfg)
  Foreground color for scrollbar.
screen_height_ratio=value (-1, --hscr)
  Specify actual screen height.
screen_width_ratio=value (-1, --wscr)
  Specify actual screen width.
scrollbar_mode=mode (-O, --sbmod)
  Specify scrollbar position.
scrollbar_view_name=name (-S, --sbview)
  Specify name of scrollbar.
ssh_keepalive_interval=value (--keepalive)
  Specify interval seconds to send keepalive message to ssh server.
ssh_public_key=value (--pubkey)
  Specify public key file for ssh connection.
ssh_private_key=value (--privkey)
  Specify private key file for ssh connection.
ssh_x11_forwarding=bool (--x11)
  Enable x11 forwarding for ssh connection.
step_in_changing_font_size (-z, --largesmall)
  Specify changing size when font size becomes larger or smaller.
tabsize=value (-x, --tw)
  Specify tab width.
termtype=string (-y, --term)
  Terminal type.
title=name (-T, --title)
  Title name.
type_engine=value (-*, --type)
  Rendering engine for drawing fonts.
ul_color=value (--ul)
  Specify the color to use to display underlined characters.
unicode_full_width_areas=value (--fullwidth)
  Force full width regardless of EastAsianWidth.txt.
unicode_noconv_areas=value (--ucsnoconv)
  Use unicode fonts partially regardless of -n option.
use_auto_detect=bool (--auto)
  Automatically detect appropriate character encoding from the encodings specified by auto_detect_encodings option.
use_alt_buffer=bool (--altbuf)
  Use alternate screen buffer.
use_ansi_colors=bool (--colors)
  Recognize ANSI color change escape sequences.
use_anti_alias=bool (-A, --aa)
  Use anti alias font.
use_bold_font=bool (--bdfont)
  Use bold font for characters with the bold attribute.
use_clipboard=bool (-P, --clip)
  Use CLIPBOARD (not only PRIMARY) selection.
use_combining=bool (-m, --comb)
  Enable combining characters.
use_cp932_ucs_for_xft=bool (-c, --cp932)
  Use CP932 - UCS mapping for displaying JISX0208 by Xft or cairo.
use_dynamic_comb=bool (-J, --dyncomb)
  Enable dynamic character combining.
use_extended_scroll_shortcut=bool (-q, --extkey)
  Enable extended short cut keys for scrolling.
use_ctl=bool (-C, --ctl)
  Enable complex text layouting on UTF8 encoding.
use_italic_font=bool (--itfont)
  Use italic font for characters with the italic attribute.
use_local_echo=bool (--loecho)
  Use local echo mode.
use_login_shell=bool (-L, --ls)
  Whether to use login shell or not.
use_multi_column_char=bool (-Z, --multicol)
  Process full width characters.
use_point_size=bool (--point)
  Treat the value of -w option as point instead of pixel.
use_mdi=bool (-s, --mdi)
  Use multiple document interface.
use_transbg=bool (-t, --transbg)
  Use pseudo transparent background.
use_urgent_bell=bool (--urgent)
  Draw the user’s attention when making a bell sound in the unfocused window.
use_variable_column_width=bool (-V, --varwidth)
  Use variable column width.
use_vertical_cursor=value (-Q, --vcur)
  Use cursor movement for vertical writing.
use_xim=bool (-i, --xim)
  Use XIM (X Input Method).
vertical_mode=value (-G, --vertical)
  Use vertical writing.
wall_picture=path (-p, --pic)
  Path for wallpaper image.
word_separators=characterlist (-W, --sep)
  Delimiter characters (\xNN is also available) used for word selection.
working_directory=value (--working-directory)
  Working directory.
static_backscroll_mode=bool (-6, --stbs)
  Don’t exit backscroll mode when console applications output something.
vt_seq_format=value (--seqfmt)
  Specify the format of logging vt100 sequence.

    Font Configuration Files

The font configuration files "font", "vfont", "tfont", "aafont", "vaafont", and "taafont" have the following keys.

DEFAULT=fonts
DEC_SPECIAL=fonts
ISO8859_n=fonts
TIS620=fonts
ISCII_HINDI=fonts
ISCII_MALAYALAM=fonts
ISCII_ASSAMESE=fonts
ISCII_BENGALI=fonts
ISCII_GUJARATI=fonts
ISCII_KANNADA=fonts
ISCII_MALAYALAM=fonts
ISCII_ORIYA=fonts
ISCII_PUNJABI=fonts
ISCII_ROMAN=fonts
ISCII_TAMIL=fonts
ISCII_TELUGU=fonts
VISCII=fonts
KOI8_R=fonts
KOI8_U=fonts
TCVN5712=fonts
JISX0201_ROMAN=fonts
JISX0201_KATA=fonts
JISX0208_1978=fonts
JISX0208_1983=fonts
JISX0208_1990=fonts
JISX0213_2000_1=fonts
JISX0213_2000_2=fonts
KSX1001_1997=fonts
UHC=fonts (not used)
JOHAB=fonts (not used)
GB2312_80=fonts
GBK=fonts
BIG5=fonts
HKSCS=fonts
CNS11643_1992_n=fonts
ISO10646_UCS4_1=fonts
ISO10646_UCS4_1_FULLWIDTH=fonts
U+XXXX-XXXX=fonts

Specify fonts for corresponding character sets. The format is different between "font", "vfont" "tfont" files and "aafont", "vaafont" "taafont" files.

In "font", "vfont", "tfont" files, "font" is specified in "NAME:PERCENT;SIZE,NAME:PERCENT;SIZE,NAME:PERCENT;..." format where "SIZE" is font size in pixel, and "NAME" is XLFD or alias names of X fonts. If the first "NAME" contains "%d", it is replaced by an appropriate font size number. ":PERCENT" is multiplied by font size and decides character width of a font. If ":PERCENT" is omitted, max font width is used for it.

In "aafont", "vaafont", "taafont" files, "font" is specified in "FAMILY WEIGHT SLANT SIZE-ENCODING:PERCENT;SIZE,FAMILY WEIGHT SLANT SIZE-ENCODING:PERCENT;SIZE,FAMILY WEIGHT SLANT SIZE-ENCODING:PERCENT;..." format. The first pair of FAMILY WEIGHT SLANT SIZE and ENCODING specifies the default font and the others with SIZE are for specific sizes. ":PERCENT" is multiplied by font size and decides character width of a font. If ":PERCENT" is omitted, ’W’ width is used for it.

charset_BOLD=fonts
  Specify boldface fonts.
charset_ITALIC=fonts
  Specify italic fonts.
charset_BOLD_ITALIC=fonts
  Specify bold-italic fonts.

    Color Configuration File

The color configuration file "color" has the following key.
COLORNAME=RGB
  Assign a concrete color for the name COLORNAME. Default colors used by mlterm are black, red, green, yellow, blue, magenta, cyan, and white. and can be overridden here.

For hilighted colors, a name with "hl_" prefix will be automatically searched. i.e. for bold read character, "hl_red" is searched instead of "red".

17 - 230 and 232 - 255 in 256 colors can be also overridden.

The format of RGB is either "RRRR-GGGG-BBBB" (where RRRR, GGGG, and BBBB are hexadecimal value from 0 to ffff), "#RRGGBB", "#RRGGBBAA", "rgb:RR/GG/BB" or "rgba:RR/GG/BB/AA"(where RR, GG, and BB are hexadecimal value from 00 to ff).

If mlterm failed to parse a entry, the color will be regarded as black.

    XIM Configuration File

The X Input Methods configuration file "xim" has the following format

XIM=locale

where XIM is XIM name and locale is locale name used for communication with the XIM server. For example,

kinput2=ja_JP.eucJP
Ami=ko_KR.eucKR
xcin-zh_CN.GB2312=zh_CN.GB2312

These settings are used to create list of XIMs by the GUI configurator. Though a XIM which is not listed in this file can’t be selected from the list, it can be selected by specifying its name directly.

    Feature Key Configuration File

The feature key configuration file "key" has the following format.

KEY=FEATURE

Here, the format for KEY is "(MASK+)KEY", where MASK is one of Control, Shift, Mod1, Mod2, Mod3, Mod4, Mod5, Mod and Alt. You can specify multiple "MASK+"s. You can search spellings of KEY by using xev(1) command or searching keysym macros from /usr/X11R6/include/X11/keysymdefs.h (or the equivalent file in your X11 include directory) and omit the prefix XK_. Double quotation marks are not needed. You can specify Button1, Button2, Button3, Button4 or Button5 as KEY.

FEATURE is one of IM_HOTKEY, EXT_KBD, OPEN_SCREEN, NEW_PTY, OPEN_PTY, NEXT_PTY, PREV_PTY, VSPLIT_SCREEN, HSPLIT_SCREEN, CLOSE_SCREEN, NEXT_SCREEN, PREV_SCREEN, HEXPAND_SCREEN, VEXPAND_SCREEN, PAGE_UP, PAGE_DOWN, SCROLL_UP, SCROLL_DOWN, INSERT_SELECTION, "STRING", or "proto:STRING".
IM_HOTKEY
  Switch conversion mode of m17n library and kdb input methods. (default UNUSED)
EXT_KBD
  Activate or deactivate kbd input method. (This feature was obsoleted by IM_HOTKEY)
OPEN_SCREEN
  Open new pty in new screen (default Ctrl+F1).
NEW_PTY
  Same as OPEN_SCREEN (obsoleted).
OPEN_PTY
  Open new pty in current screen (default Ctrl+F2).
NEXT_PTY
  Switch to a next free pty (default Ctrl+F3).
PREV_PTY
  Switch to a previous free pty (default Ctrl+F4).
HSPLIT_SCREEN
  Open new pty in horizontally splitted screen (default Shift+F1).
VSPLIT_SCREEN
  Open new pty in vertically splitted screen (default Shift+F2).
NEXT_SCREEN
  Switch to a next unfocused screen (default Shift+F3).
PREV_SCREEN
  Switch to a previous unfocused screen (default Shift+F4).
CLOSE_SCREEN
  Close current screen (default Shift+F5).
HEXPAND_SCREEN
  Expand current screen horizontally (default Shift+F6).
VEXPAND_SCREEN
  Expand current screen vertically (default Shift+F7).
PAGE_UP
  Start backscroll mode and scroll up one page (default Shift+Prior).
PAGE_DOWN
  Scroll down one page. (default Shift+Next).
SCROLL_UP
  Start backscroll mode and scroll up by one line (default Shift+Up). Note this key is enabled only when -q/--extkey option is used.
SCROLL_DOWN
  Scroll down one line (default Shift+Down). Note this key is enabled only when -q/--extkey option is used.
INSERT_SELECTION
  Insert selection (default Shift+Insert).
"STRING"
  The specified string is issued when the KEY key is pressed. Double quotation marks are required around the STRING. Note that you cannot control the status of mlterm by sending terminal control codes such as "\x1b]5379;encoding=utf8\x0a" because the code sequence will be caught by your shell (or something running on it). To deliver control sequences to mlterm directly, use "proto:STRING" instead.
"proto:STRING"
  The specified string is assumed to mlterm’s original control sequence. A list of sequences should be found in doc/en/PROTOCOL. For example, "proto:encoding=utf8" means changing the current character encoding to UTF-8.
"exesel:STRING"
  The specified string is assumed to a command to be executed with selected strings as arguments. For example, "exesel:mlclient -e w3m" means executing "mlclient -e w3m [selected text]".
"menu:STRING"
  The specified string is assumed to a configuration program to be executed. For example, "menu:mlterm-menu" means executing mlterm-menu.

    Terminal Behavior Configuration File

This configuration file determines the behaviors of mlterm that should match the definition of terminfo and termcap. In principle, this file should not be edited and, instead, you should choose a proper value for TERM variable (i.e., proper terminfo/termcap definition) which meets mlterm’s behavior. (Since mlterm’ can behave as a xterm/kterm to some extent, TERM=kterm / TERM=xterm should give acceptable results.) However, sometimes you may not want to edit your terminfo and termcap. Your software may don’t understand terminfo nor termcap, or your terminfo/termcap entry is shared by several terminal emulators and changing it will break other terminals. In such cases, you can configure mlterm so that it works well on existing terminfo/termcap definitions on your systems. This is also useful for distributors of operating systems (like Debian) with strict policy of terminal emulators’ behaviors.

You can define the behaviors of mlterm for each value of TERM variable, so that you don’t need to edit termcap file each time you login into other systems and use different value of TERM variable by -y option. You can also specify the default behavior when TERM variable is different from all of specified TERM names in the termcap file.

The grammar of this configuration file is resemble to the grammar of termcap entries. First, one or more name(s) of TERM is written. Multiple names are connected with vertical line character ’|’. Special name ’*’ is for default. Then colon ’:’ comes, and keys are written separated by colons. Configuration(s) for other TERM will follow after new line.

Followings are available keys for each TERM value.
kD=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when Delete key is pushed (default \E[3~).
kb=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when BackSpace key is pushed (default ^H).
kh=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when HOME key is pushed in application cursor key mode. (default \EOH).
@7=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when END key is pushed in application cursor key mode. (default \EOF).
k1=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when F1 key is pushed (default \EOP).
k2=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when F2 key is pushed (default \EOQ).
k3=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when F3 key is pushed (default \EOR).
k4=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when F4 key is pushed (default \EOS).
k5=sequence
  Specify sequence to be outputted when F5 key is pushed (default \E[15~).
ut Specify the way how the screen is erased by control codes. If ut is written in the termcap file, charcells are painted by the current background color when erased; otherwise the charcells are painted by the initial background color. Default is non-ut behavior.
The following special characters can be used to specify sequence in keys of kD/kb/kh/@7.
\E ESC code (0x1b).
^? DEL code (0x7f).
^A, ^B,...
  Corresponding control code (0x01 - 0x1a).

    Menu Configuration File

This configuration file defines the menu displayed by the configurable menu displayer mlterm-menu. See CONFIGURABLE MENU section for detail.

SEE ALSO

Manual pages of mlclient(1), locale(7), charsets(7), UTF-8(7), and X(7).

README.sb for development of scrollbar library.

PROTOCOL for mlterm’s original control escape sequences.

Mapping tables between Unicode and local character sets (and encodings) are found at Unicode Consortium web site (http://www.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/). Note that mapping tables for East Asian character sets and encodings are moved to OBSOLETE/EASTASIA directory of the site since August 2001.

For BIG5 and BIG5HKSCS encodings, mapping tables for Unicode is taken from ftp://xcin.linux.org.tw/pub/xcin/i18n/charset/.

Unicode Standard Annex (UAX) #11 East Asian Width, which explains East Asian Width properties, and EastAsianWidth.txt, which defines EastAsianAmbiguous characters in Unicode, are supplied by Unicode Consortium (http://www.unicode.org).

FILES

"main", "font", "vfont", "tfont", "aafont",
  "vaafont", "taafont", "color", "key", "termcap", "xim", and "menu" Configuration files.

CONTACT

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