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has caused the Debian Bug report #819003,
regarding [emacs24] <delete> acts like Backspace when layout has more than one 
<delete> key
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Package: emacs24
Version: 24.4+1-5
Severity: normal

Usually Delete key in GNU Emacs deletes forward and <f1> k <delete> says: ‘<deletechar> (translated from <delete>)...’.

However, when logical keyboard layout of X11 has more than one Delete key — for example if I map delete key on numpad to regular ‘Delete’:

$ xmodmap -e 'keycode 91 = Delete KP_Decimal Delete KP_Separator'

and restart Emacs, then *both* regular Delete and numpad Delete start to delete backward (like Backspace) and <f1> k <delete> says: ‘DEL (translated from <delete>)...’.

I found the fact, that behaviour of a key depends on presence of extra key, pretty odd.

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Architecture: amd64
Debian Release: 8.2

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Version: 24.5+1-11+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package emacs24 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

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