I'm trying to move my work from vim8 to NeoVim.

I got an issue in NeoVim. The first 5 function keys F1, F2, ... F5 are automatically maped to letter 'A' 'B' 'C' 'D' 'E' and cannot be re-mapped.

This issue only occurs on terminal nvim. In nvim-qt, there is no problem. And the vim8 in same environment works well. I didn't install any plugin or put any script in init.vim.

Does Anybody know how to fix it or if it is a known issue of nvim?

The nvim I indstalled is verion v0.5.0-404-g49cd750d6 which was downloaded from https://github.com/neovim/neovim/releases

Below picture is the output that I tried to click from F1 to F12 in INSERT mod. enter image description here

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It is a known bug, I created an issue sometime ago, check https://github.com/neovim/neovim/issues/11773

  • Thank you. I guess I installed nightly version. Which version is a stable version?
    – ZMJ
    Commented Mar 6, 2020 at 6:47
  • I also use nightly version. Current stable is 0.4.3 as far as I remember, check their website
    – Maxim Kim
    Commented Mar 6, 2020 at 6:47

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