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Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx (not) mapping of Unicode chars into lower ascii?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx (not) mapping of Unicode chars into lower ascii?
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 20:05:21 -0400
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On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 09:09:54PM -0500, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2014-05-18 22:18, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> > >I noticed that lynx doesn't seem to make certain semi-obvious
> > >transformations from fancy Unicode characters down to standard
> > >ascii characters.  For an example, check out my tweet on this page
> > >in both  
> > 
> > I require Lynx to not do this, because I use Unicode excessively.
> > 
> > On the other hand, selecting a nōn-UTF8 charset might want to do
> > that… but the tables are apparently hand-generated and do not cover
> > full Unicode, only the obvious stuff related to most legacy
> > charsets. Covering all of Unicode is going to be a crazy job anyway…
> I agree that, if the containing terminal supports it, lynx should
> just present the character as-is.  I don't know if there's an easy
> way to detect whether a terminal supports smarter encodings like
> UTF-{8,16,32} where it can/should present the characters as-is, but on
> dumber terminals, fall back to a character-remapping.

There isn't a reliable way to "detect" the encodings supported by a terminal.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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