Author terry.reedy
Recipients Al.Sweigart, THRlWiTi, docs@python, martin.panter, ned.deily, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, willingc
Date 2016-03-10.23:24:04
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Part of this issue is the difference between typing a character at the keyboard, which produces a key event whose effect is determined by key bindings (some default, some added) and inserting a character into a Text widget, which does not produce an event (except, in some sense, \t and \n).  Whether or not a key event results in character insertion depends on key bindings.  The visual effect of inserted chars other than \t and \n is determined by the font.  (I believe I got the above right.) I believe some terminals treat chars coming over the wire the same as those typed.  I am not sure what the Win10 console is doing with control-x keystrokes.

>>> import sys; out=sys.stdout.write
# use direct write to avoid str(), repr() conversion of control chars
>>> out('\x03')
1  # The first char is an empty thin box in my IDLE.
>>> # type ^C
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