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Re: lynx-dev Posted message has no text error message

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Posted message has no text error message
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 100 15:00:53 -0500 (EST)

> >   I've posted a patch recently (yesterday) to fix this. The problem is that 
> >  
> >  lynx used 'isgraph(c)' for determination of whether the character is not 
> >  blank. Not it will use '!isspace(c)', that should work for any 
> >  charset/encoding. Try that patch if you are curious. 
> The correct fix for this is to specify the correct locale.  Unfortunately 
> many programs get confused when this is done, so it may be necessary 
> for Lynx to set just the relevant attributes internally. 
> (If you set the master locale environment variable, SCO Unix a.out  
> applications start complaing about broken locale files and some 

This can also be a problem with Solaris 2.5 (2.6 and 2.7 seem
reasonably stable), but the worst one I've seen recently is Redhat
6.1, whose 'sort' utility does a case-independent comparison when
LC_ALL is set.

> programs that generate printable numbers can break - e.g. parts of 
> Hylafax write out decimal numbers for a postscript interpreter and 
> Postscript uses a locale independent decimal point character (".").) 

Thomas E. Dickey

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