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

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] problem on an ISO-8859-1 terminal
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 04:56:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:

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.

right (it's too long ago for me to determine who made the change though)

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.

yes (I agree with that). I'll add this (and a review of that file) to my to-do list.

Thomas E. Dickey

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