XEmacs looks beautiful in a terminal, but there it is limited to ASCII! The problem with this is that it can not pick up keysyms like Hyper that have become so valuable to me for customization.
As always, I found a solution.
M-p and Hyper are now synonymous. I wish I could do a better hack, but this works. Grab the .emacs or try the awesome M-x load-file RET /email@example.com:/pub/dot.emacs RET trick discussed in an earlier post (it probably wont work though... GNU emacs in the console dies with it right no w :().