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lynx-dev Emacs + UTF-8 + Lynx

From: Sergei Pokrovsky
Subject: lynx-dev Emacs + UTF-8 + Lynx
Date: 25 May 2000 20:31:20 +0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.0806 (Gnus v5.8.6) Emacs/20.6

There is a problem in using Lynx inside Emacs for the Unicode package.

Actually I am on Solaris 2.7, but I could not make its Unicode locale
to work satisfactorily (actually, even the Unicode fonts are a

So I've installed the UCS package modified with oc-unicode in order to
use the rich Unicode font by Markus Kuhn.  This works well in Emacs,
and also I am able to call Lynx in a UTF-8 environment via

(let ((coding-system-for-write 'utf-8) (coding-system-for-read 'utf-8))

and initially it looks almost okay.

But there are tree problems (as I see them at

1) The em-dash looks as a pseudographics (┠) or some other rubbish
2) When the cursor passes through an anchor, some two-byte characters
   are doubled; e.g. the line

                  E, F, G, Ĝ, H, Ĥ, I, J, Ĵ   R, rf..rv                   

   (where all the words except R are anchors) becomes, if I pass
   through it with [down]
                  E, F, G,ĜĜ, H,ĤĤ, I, J,ĴĴ   R, rf..rv                   

3) The Cyrillyc letter SMALL R (р) always spoils the rendering
   of itself and the following text, as at

I've set

(Lynx Version 2.8.2rel.1) 

It is quite possible that the problem is not in Lynx but in the Emacs
term emulation.  In this respect learning that Lynx does not suffer
from the problems I've mentioned in a UTF-8 aware terminal (and
renders the indicated URL correctly) could help me in finding the


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