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Re: [Lynx-dev] uxterm vs GNU screen weirdness

From: Thorsten Glaser
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] uxterm vs GNU screen weirdness
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:03:40 +0000 (UTC)

Thomas Dickey dixit:

>            '``aaffggiijjkkllmmnnooppqqrrssttuuvvwwxxyyzz{{||}}~~'
>The left-arrows are mapped with
>#define ACS_LARROW     NCURSES_ACS(',') /* arrow pointing left */
>which means those escaped commas.  If xterm's _not_ in UTF-8 mode, then
>none of the different mappings work, because none of them are VT100-compatible.

So I basically have to ensure xterm is ALWAYS in UTF-8 mode¹, then change
the terminfo/termcap database source, to fix this?

① which it is in MirBSD, since nl_langinfo(CODESET) invariablily returns
  "UTF-8", similar for setlocale with LC_CTYPE

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.   -- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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