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Re: [Lynx-dev] problem on an ISO-8859-1 terminal

From: Atsuhito Kohda
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] problem on an ISO-8859-1 terminal
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:21:59 +0900 (JST)

On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 19:42:57 -0400 (EDT), Thomas Dickey wrote:

> >> On a terminal in ISO-8859-1 locales, lynx outputs a space before
> >> the minus (U+2212) character. For instance "x−y" is displayed
> >> as "x -y". Try lynx on the attached XHTML file...
> That's the way it is defined in
> src/chrtrans/def7_uni.tbl:1554:U+2212: -
> (a check of the history shows me it's been that definition at least ten 
> years ;-)

Ummmm, okay, I see.  So this is an intended behavior.

> > It seems a bug of lynx itself (not of a Debian package) so I
> > forwarded the bug to the upstream.
> My impression is that it was chosen to be visually distinct from a plain 
> "-", but that it could be modified to make it less distinct...

So the intention is to distinguish the minus sign from 
the hyphen, am I right?  I'm afraid it is difficult to
visually distinguish them on a text terminal.

Thanks and regards,                 2007-6-13(Wed)

 Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT>
 Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima

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