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Re: lynx-dev Danish translation of lynx

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Danish translation of lynx
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 14:40:41 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 8 May 2000, Byrial Jensen wrote:

> On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 15:15:10 -0500, Klaus Weide wrote:
> > Messages that appear on the statusline are usually cut off after
> > (cols - 2) characters, where cols is the screen or window width.
> I see. Why aren't the two last character positions used?
> I understand that it may be hard to use the last one on some
> terminals, but what is the problem with the second last?

There may be (or have been) some environments (terminals / curses
libraries) where even the second-last position is problematic.  After
all, writing there puts *the cursor* on the last position.  Something
may act weird if an escape sequence is sent to the terminal in that
state.  (Yes, I'm mostly guessing here).

Also, this is probably "safer" in some way for mutibyte (CJK) display
character sets.

Normally, I agree that we should be able to use that position.


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