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Re: Ncurses, UTF-8, Centos and box characters

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Ncurses, UTF-8, Centos and box characters
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:14:26 -0500
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On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 08:37:31AM -0000, Paul D Smith wrote:
> Dear Thomas,
> I've tried precisely the things you describe which presumably means
> either I've totally screwed up (hope not), or there is something odd
> with the system I'm trying to use.
> Is there a way to get any sort of diagnostics out of curses short of
> building my own?  Building my own curses libraries is certainly

I'd start by checking the version of ncurses.  "tic -V" would show that.

The only thing that comes to mind is the workaround that I made with
NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS, and that is fairly old:


Centos (and RHEL) are usually fairly old as well.  However, I recall
that Centos5 and later should work with that.  (If I recall properly,
some Centos4's did, some did not - but it was in that era).

> possible but I'd rather not initially in case that changes the
> conditions and then things work.  If I can get diags without and

I do that all the time - installing into /usr/local (there are the usual
issues to unravel with regard to header search-paths, but the only
pitfall has been if I enable termcap support on Linux -- interferes
with lookups from terminfo).

> figure out why what is supposed to be a basic Centos system has
> faults, then that would be good.
> BTW although Centos isn't my normal platform, I am a programmer so
> if there is a 'cunning but tricky' diagnostic technique, feel free
> to suggest it - one of my workmates will understand it if I don't
> ;-).
> Thanks,
> Paul D Smith
> -----Original Message----- From: Thomas Dickey
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 12:42 AM
> To: Paul D Smith
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> Subject: Re: Ncurses, UTF-8, Centos and box characters

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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